A provocative and complex book, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies has turned from a cult classic to a standard read for schools and educational programs since its initial publication in 1954. This gripping narrative introduces readers to critical concepts like allegory, parody, politics, and human nature.
When a group of young boys find themselves stuck on an island with no adults, it seems like a dream. No longer do they have to abide by the rules of teachers or parents – they can live how they please. Yet soon it becomes apparent that without structure there is mayhem. The boys revert back to a primitive state that results from a lack of strict authority and modern necessities. Natural hierarchies begin to take form, leading to much darker happenings like isolation, torment, hunger and even death. In the vein of classics like Animal Farm and the Catcher in the Rye, many of the characters are bigger than life, becoming iconic through their representation of larger social themes.
Due to its complex themes and advanced literary elements, Lord of the Flies is recommended for students fourteen and older or with at least a high school reading level. A classroom novel set of this classic education title is perfect for your school’s curriculum or for an upcoming reading program. When you order education titles in bulk from BookPal, you’ll receive brand new books at wholesale prices. BookPal offers an extensive catalog of wholesale books, including education titles, Scholastic novel sets and bargain books.
Author: William Golding
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