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Lord of the Flies
William Golding

An allegorical novel on civilization and savagery, the power of religion, identity, and youth. A group of young boys survive a plane crash and find themselves on an uninhabited island. They quickly establish a governmental structure, rules, and order and elect one boy as chief. However, not long after conflicts erupt, their group splits in two and a civil war starts.

· · 1954

Critical edition

Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. Penguin, 2006. 336 pp., ISBN 9780399533372

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  • Classic
  • Democratic and political education
  • Explores historical contexts
  • Students can identify with the text
  • Recommended by a federal state: Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony-Anhalt