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Lord of the Flies - About

The Lord of the Flies educational game is about the book Lord of the Flies written by William Golding. Golding was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his novels which, with the perspicuity of realistic narrative art and the diversity and universality of myth, illuminate the human condition in the world of today".



First published: August 2002
Estimated play time: 10-15 min.
Plug in requirements: Flash 6  »
Sound: Yes
Produced by Nobel Media

The quotes in the Lord of the Flies Game are from the book "Lord of the Flies", copyright © William Golding and Faber and Faber Ltd (publisher).
Any reproduction of the quotes requires further permission from Faber and Faber Ltd,

Lord of the Flies Game

Who are the different characters in the book Lord of the Flies?
What is a symbol?
How can you interpret the book?

Have you read the book Lord of the Flies? William Golding's first novel, Lord of the Flies, published in 1954, rapidly became a world success and has been read by tens of millions of readers. If you are one of them, you may challenge your memory with this game. If you haven't read the book, read it and come back! It's an exciting book about a group of young boys who are isolated on a desert island.

This game presents one possible interpretation of Golding's book, which is no more legitimate than any other. As Golding himself claimed, "The right interpretation is the one that rises to the reader the first time he reads the book."

The aim of this game is to introduce some basic analytical aspects of the book and to challenge the reader's memory through play.

For instructions on how to play the game, click on the HELP button found at the bottom of the game window.

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