Lord of the Flies

TitleLord of the Flies
Year for Search1954
AuthorsGolding, William (1911-93)
Date Published1954
PublisherFaber & Faber
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Dystopia. Children left alone on a island revert to a violent, primitive existence showing that civilization is only a veneer.

Additional Publishers

U. S. ed. New York: Coward-McCann, 1955. Rpt. New York: Penguin Putnam, 1999. 50th anniversary ed. New York: Berkley, 2004. Rpt. New York: Penguin Books, 2016 with a “Foreword” by Lois Lowry (xi-xv), an “Introduction” by Stephen King (xvii-xxii) rpt. from the London: Faber & Faber, 2011 edition, “On Reading and Teaching Lord of the Flies” by Jennifer Buehler (263-76), “Suggestions for Further Exploration” by Jennifer Buehler (277-93), “Introduction to the 1962 Edition” by E. M. Forster (295-300), and “Notes on Lord of the Flies from the 1959 Edition” by E[dmund] L. Epstein (301-07). Films in 1963 directed and with a screenplay by Peter Brook (b. 1925) and in 1990 directed by Harry Hook with the screenplay by Jay [Jacqueline] Presson Allen (1932-2006) writing as Sara Schiff [pseud.]. A TV takeoff on the book appeared as on “Das Bus.” The Simpsons. Season 9, Episode 14 (February 15, 1998), written by David S. Cohen in which Bart, Lisa and other children from Springfield Elementary School are stranded on an island and are forced to work together. 

Info Notes

For a satire on political correctness using Lord of the Flies, see Joe Keohane. “Politically Correct ‘Lord of the Flies’.” The New Yorker (September 9, 2005). http://www. newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/politically-correct-lord-of-the-flies.

Holding Institutions

DLC, MoU-St

Author Note

(1911-93)

Full Text

1954 Golding, William (1911-93). Lord of the Flies. London: Faber & Faber. U. S. ed. New York: Coward-McCann, 1955. Rpt. New York: Penguin Putnam, 1999. 50th anniversary ed. New York: Berkley, 2004. Rpt. New York: Penguin Books, 2016 with a “Foreword” by Lois Lowry (xi-xv), an “Introduction” by Stephen King (xvii-xxii) rpt. from the London: Faber & Faber, 2011 edition, “On Reading and Teaching Lord of the Flies” by Jennifer Buehler (263-76), “Suggestions for Further Exploration” by Jennifer Buehler (277-93), “Introduction to the 1962 Edition” by E. M. Forster (295-300), and “Notes on Lord of the Flies from the 1959 Edition” by E[dmund] L. Epstein (301-07). Films in 1963 directed and with a screenplay by Peter Brook (b. 1925) and in 1990 directed by Harry Hook with the screenplay by Jay [Jacqueline] Presson Allen (1932-2006) writing as Sara Schiff [pseud.]. A TV takeoff on the book appeared as on “Das Bus.” The Simpsons. Season 9, Episode 14 (February 15, 1998), written by David S. Cohen in which Bart, Lisa and other children from Springfield Elementary School are stranded on an island and are forced to work together.DLC, MoU-St

Dystopia. Children left alone on a island revert to a violent, primitive existence showing that civilization is only a veneer. For a satire on political correctness using Lord of the Flies, see Joe Keohane. “Politically Correct ‘Lord of the Flies’.” The New Yorker (September 9, 2005). http://www. newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/politically-correct-lord-of-the-flies.