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.

You can watch the whole movie on YouTube. It is in ten parts. Here is Part 1 with links to the other parts below.

Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6 Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10.

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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