Lord of the Flies

Suggested age 12 +


Author: William Golding
ISBN: 9780571191475
Date Published: 3 Mar. 1997

“William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is a dystopian classic: exciting, relevant and thought-provoking.” Stephen King.

When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong?

A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they discover fantastic wildlife and dazzling beaches, learning to survive; at night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, it isn’t long before their innocent childhood games devolve into a savage, murderous hunt …

‘Stands out mightily in my memory … Such a strong statement about the human heart.’
Patricia Cornwell

‘Terrifying and haunting.’
Kingsley Amis

‘Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.’
E. M. Forster

Faber & Faber

Dimensions12 × 1 × 19 cm

Faber & Faber


Age 12 – 14, Age 14 +




“One of my favourite books – I read it every couple of years.”
Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games
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