Lord of the Flies, Audio
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A plane crashes on a desert 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, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.

First published in 1954, "Lord of the Flies" is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics.




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There is one sin in regards to this book and that is that for so many years now it has been placed on GCSE curriculums. It was on mine over ten years ago and back then it was outdated to me. I endured it. English literature was my strongest subject but in reading this book it became akin to Physics to me - double dutch. I felt alienated as a young female reader, I grasped desperately to connect with the characters and storyline and I believe very much if I had of come to it now that would not have been the case. That i would have seen it as the classic that it is, however first impressions are hard to shift. Yet I see now how well it was constructed and do not think that Golding would have favoured his book being endured as to opposed to being found and relished.

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