Random House Audio Listening Library
Lord of the Flies Cover

Lord of the Flies

Written by William Golding
Read by William Golding

Work ID: 68857

ISBN: 9780307281708

Format: Unabridged Compact Disc

List Price: $29.95

On Sale Date: Oct 11, 2005

Quantity:


Tags for this book
(Powered by LibraryThing)
1900s 1940s 1950s 20th century 20th century fiction 20th century literature accelerated reader action adolescence adult adventure allegorical allegory alone american american literature anarchy anthropology apocalypse banned banned books barbarism belonging bildungsroman book lust boyhood boys britain british british author british fiction british literature brutality bullies bullying castaway chaos childhood children children's children's fiction children's literature civilization classic classic literature classics coming of age conflict contemporary contemporary fiction contemporary literature crime cultural studies culture dark death depravity desert island deserted island disturbing drama dystopia dystopian dystopian fiction elementary engels england english english fiction english literature ethics evil fantasy fear fiction film fire friendship gangs general fiction golding good and evil government group dynamics growing up high school historical fiction horror human condition human nature humanity hunting island islands isolation juvenile juvenile fiction kids leadership literary literary fiction literature lord of the flies loss of innocence made into movie male protagonist marooned metaphor mob mentality modern modern classic modern fiction modernism morality movie murder nature nobel nobel laureate nobel prize novel peer pressure philosophy piggy pigs plane crash political politics post-apocalyptic power psychological psychological fiction psychology realistic fiction regression religion satire savagery savages schoolboys science fiction shipwreck shipwrecked shipwrecks social social breakdown social commentary social conflict society sociology stranded survival survival after airplane accidents survival of the fittest suspense teen thriller time 100 tragedy uk uk fiction utopia violence war wilderness william golding wwii ya young adult young adult fiction young adult literature young adults youth

William Golding's classic novel of primitive savagery and survival is one of the most vividly realized and riveting works in modern fiction. The tale begins after a plane wreck deposits a group of English school boys, aged six to twelve on an isolated tropical island. Their struggle to survive and impose order quickly evolves from a battle against nature into a battle against their own primitive instincts. Golding's portrayal of the collapse of social order into chaos draws the fine line between innocence and savagery.