Lord of the Flies

By: William Golding

"The most influential novel... since Salinger's Cathcher in the Rye."

"This brilliant work is a frightening parody on man's return (in a few weeks) to that state of darkness from which it took him thousands of years to emerge. Fully to succeed, a fantasy must approach very close to reality. Lord of the Flies does. It must also be superbly written. It is."

-The New York Times Book Review




Lord Of The Flies

Beginning of the next world war, a plane crashes on an abandoned island. A group of boys celebrate their freedom from authority but then soon realize it's not all fun and games. They start to hear strong noises in the echo of the night and terror rises.


Ralph is the elected leader of the group.
Jack is the leader of the hunters but longs for total power.
Simon in some ways the only naturally “good” character on the island, behaves kindly toward the younger boys and is willing to work for the good of their community.
is Ralph’s “lieutenant.”
is Jack’s “lieutenant.”
Sam and Eric
are a pair of twins closely allied with Ralph. Sam and Eric are always together.