Lord of the flies
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ONE OF THE BBC'S 'NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD'A group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island: what could go wrong?
William Golding's brutal exposure of human savagery is not only a modern classic, but more relevant today than ever.
A plane crashes on an uninhabited island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued.
By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, their childish fears are transformed into something deeper and more primitive.
Their games take on a horrible significance - and before long the well-behaved party of schoolboys has devolved into a tribe of murderous savages. First published in 1954, William Golding's Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated of all modern novels.
R 2003 The BBC Big Read Top 100
S 2003 BBC Big Read Top 100