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Lord of the Flies was written by Wilson Golding and was firstpublished in 1959 It is a novel about a group of kids who were traveling in aplane that crashed on a desert island It is an adventure story William Gerald Golding was born on September 19 1911 inCornwall England His father was a schoolmaster and his mother worked inthe suffragette movement Golding complied with his parents wishes andstudied science from his grammar school days through his second year atcollege However he decided to reject the sciences to study Englishliterature He discovered and became fascinated by Anglo-Saxon literaturewhile at Oxford The anonymous epic The Battle of Maldon has a majorinflence on his work he also wrote poetry for a brief period of time In 1940he entered the Royal Navy in which he served with distinction onminesweepers destroyers and finally rocket launchers Golding returned toteaching and writing after the war He had little luck getting his novelspublished which is why he turned to writing for sheer pleasure the resultwas Lord of the Flies published in 1954 the novel soared to great successGoldings other novels include Pincher Martin Free Fall The Inheritors TheSpire and The Pyramid Golding lives with his wife and two children inWiltshire England The story takes place on a large deserted island It had a forest andcoast The Beach between the palm terrace and the water was a thick stickendless apparently for to Ralphs left the prespectives of palm and beach andwater drew to the point of infinity The island was extremely large and itwas easy to get lost Also on the island were coconuts and wild pigs to eat The story starts when a plane crashed on a deserted island The onlysurvivors are a group of young boys A boy named Ralph is named theleader Ralph tells the boys to make a fire to signal planes This did not work thefire died out Later the boys select a new leader Jack He turns
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