Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
Lord of the Flies Resources
The URL for William Golding's website looks rather official, wouldn't you say?
We said he had a dark side, right? Here's Golding talking about being labeled a "pessimist" in his Nobel Prize speech.
Check out this website for the freaky Stanford Prison Experiments. Would you have acted differently?
Need a study break? Play the Lord of the Flies game at the Nobel Prize website.
Movie or TV Productions
The 1990 film took some liberties with the book, too—like adding 4-letter words.
… Robert Ballantyne's Coral Island.
When Golding died in 1993, The New York Times obituary talked about the origins of his most popular book.
This video from the 1990 movie will help you remember how young the boys are supposed to be.
Here's Golding himself reading Lord of the Flies, care of Random House.
Here's the original cover of the UK edition—nudity and all.
Even more nudity—partial, at least: a bunch of boys in loin cloths from the 1963 movie.
In the decaying flesh. Yum!