June 27

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies, by Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding, was published in 1954. The story of a group of boys, stranded on an island, who try to govern themselves with disastrous results, is seen as both a cautionary allegorical tale as well as a dystopian novel. Interestingly, Golding’s novel has been placed on ‘Top 100’ lists of novels as well as on ‘most banned’ lists.

Note: There are two film versions of this book. The 1990 film does not follow the novel as closely as the 1963 film. Here’s the trailer for that movie:

Sparknotes on YouTube

Top 10 notes on Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies summary, eNotes


Other Online Study Resources for Lord of the Flies:

GCSE Bitesize



Shmoop notes

Cliff Notes

Homework Online chapter summaries

Book Rags



Library Resources:

F GOL Lord of the Flies (novel)

DVD0472 Lord of the Flies (1963 movie)

822 GOL William Golding’s Lord of the Flies (adapted for the stage)

823.09 GOL:… (several critical works and study notes for Lord of the Flies)



TES Connect

Prezi about themes, timelines etc.

Prezi – introduction to the novel including Golding’s life. 

Prezi about the language in Lord of the Flies

Connecting Students’ Reading, Thinking, and Writing from cwalter25

 Prezi – Lord of the Flies Introduction

Prezi – Lord of the Flies

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