Lord of the Flies -- William Golding - Paperback
As exciting, relevant, and thought-provoking now as it was when Golding published it in 1954.
Lord of the Flies is one of my favorite books. That was a big influence on me as a teenager, I still read it every couple of years.
--Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games
Author: William Golding
Publisher: Penguin Books
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.34h x 5.54w x 0.70d
Reading Level: 5
Point Value: 9
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 744 / Lord of the Flies
Booklist 11/15/1999 pg. 601
About the Author
Born in Cornwall, England, in 1911 and educated at Oxford University, William Gerald Golding's first book, Poems, was published in 1935. Following a stint in the Royal Navy and other diversions during and after World War II, Golding wrote Lord of the Flies while teaching school. This was the first of several novels including Pincher Martin, Free Fall, and The Inheritors and a play, The Brass Butterfly, which led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983.