Lord of the Flies Author:William Golding This edition of the reknowned classic contains not only the full text of the novel, but also statements by William Golding about the novel, reminiscences of Golding by his brother, an appreciation of the novel by E. M. Forster, and a number of critical essays from various points of view. Included are psychological, religious and literary approac... more »hes by noted scholars and studies of the novel's relation to earlier works, as well as to other writings by Golding. The editors have also included bibliographical material and explanatory notes.« less
This is the controversial novel that tells the tale of a group of English schoolboys, aged 6 to 12, stranded on a lush but deserted Pactic island. It is a story of the descent into savagery, and the confused attempts to make sense of a terrifying situation. Many people found this book disturbing, and attempts to explain and disect this book swirled in the press for years. As this edition includes much analysis from many sources following the conclusion of the story, it is particularly valuable for a person interested in the impact it made in its time.