Lord of the Flies
Illustrated by Sam Weber
Introduced by Ian McEwan
One of the most influential novels of the 20th century, it is both a gripping thriller and an ingenious parable about the nature of civilisation.
This is our island. It's a good island. Until the grown-ups come to fetch us we'll have fun.
Following a plane crash, a group of schoolboys is left marooned on a tropical island. Their initial attempts at co-operation soon flounder and, as the veneer of civilisation wears away, their primitive instincts are unleashed, with horrifying consequences. In the 19th-century novel The Coral Island by R. M. Ballantyne, this same scenario - boys on an uninhabited island - was portrayed as a wholesome adventure. In the hands of Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding, it becomes a powerful and disturbing tale of the dark side of human nature.
Bound in cloth, printed and blocked with a design by the artist
Set in Minion
Frontispiece and 5 colour illustrations
9" x 5¾"