Random House Audio Listening Library
Category: Juvenile
Lord of the Flies Cover

Lord of the Flies

Written by William Golding
Read by William Golding

Work ID: 68857

ISBN: 9780807209554

Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download

List Price: $15.00

On Sale Date: Nov 26, 2002



William Golding was born on September 19, 1911, in Cornwall, England. After graduating from Oxford, he worked briefly as a theater actor and director, wrote poetry, and then became a schoolteacher. In 1940, a year after England entered World War II, Golding joined the Royal Navy, where he participated in the invasion of Normandy. Golding’s experience in World War II had a profound effect on his view of humanity and the evils of which it was capable. After the war, Golding resumed teaching and started to write novels. His first and greatest success came with Lord of the Flies (1954), which ultimately became a bestseller in both Britain and the United States after more than twenty publishers rejected it. In 1983 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Golding died in 1993.