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Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Read Lord of the Flies online free Lord of the Flies is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding. It is about a group of British schoolboys stuck on a deserted island who try to govern themselves, with disastrous results. Its stances on the already controversial subjects of human nature and individual welfare versus the common good earned it position 68 on the American Library Association’s list of the 100 most frequently challenged books of 1990–1999. In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Published in 1954, Lord of the Flies was William Golding’s first novel: At the beginning of an atomic war (following WWII), a British plane crashes on an isolated island. The only survivors are all male children below age thirteen. Two boys find a conch shell which Ralph uses as a horn to assemble the other children. Two dominant boys emerge during the meeting: Ralph, and Jack Merridew, a redhead who is the head of a choir group that was among the survivors. Ralph is voted chief, losing only the votes of Jack's fellow choirboys. Ralph asserts two goals: have fun, and work toward rescue by maintaining a constant fire signal. They create the fire with Piggy's glasses, and, for a time, the boys work together while erecting shelters, gathering food and water, and keeping the fire going.
Jack organizes his choir group into the group's "hunters", who are responsible for hunting for meat and maintaining the fire. Ralph, Jack, and a black-haired boy named Simon soon become the supreme trio among the children... (Summary by Wikipedia)

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