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.
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:
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Lord of the Flies summary, eNotes
Other Online Study Resources for Lord of the Flies:
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)