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Lord of the Flies (the novel)

The novel Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, was first published in England in 1954.  Initially of little interest in this country, by the early 1960’s the book had gained popularity on college campuses all over the United States.  Today, many consider the novel a modern classic.  The book tells the story of what happens when a group of boys crash land on a tropical island. No adults survive the crash.  Civilization eventually gives way to savagery as the boys form groups and soon begin to fight.  

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PR6013 .O33
  • PR6013 .O35

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. 1999.

                         Call Number: PR6013.O33 L6 1999

  • Olsen, Kirstin. Understanding Lord of the Flies: A Student’s Casebook to Issues… 2000.

                         Call Number: PR6013.O35 L639 2000

  • Swisher, Clarice (Ed.). Readings on Lord of the Flies. 1997.

                         Call Number: PR6013.O35 L643 1997

  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.). Bloom’s Guides: William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. 2004.

                          Call Number: PR6013.O35 L63 2004

  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.). Modern Critical Interpretations: Lord of the Flies. 1999.

                        Call Number: PR6013.O35 L635 1999

LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms

  • Lord of the Flies (Subject)
  • Golding, William (Author)

Reference Materials

  • Novels for Students.Call Number:  REF PN44 .N937

o      Vol. 2, pgs. 174-195

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism. Call Number: REF PN771 .C59

o      Vol. 1, pgs. 119-122

o      Vol. 2, pgs. 165-168

o      Vol. 3, pgs. 196-198, 200

o      Vol. 10, pgs. 233-236, 239

o      Vol. 17, pgs. 157-179

o      Vol. 27, pgs. 159-170

o      Vol. 58, pgs. 167-212

o      Vol. 81, pgs. 315-319, 323, 325

  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction. Call Number: REF PN3321 .C75 2000

o   Vol. 3, pg. 1043

  • Magill’s Survey of World LiteratureCall Number: REF PN523 .M29 2009

o   Vol. 3, pg. 1545-46

  • Masterplots (Revised Second Edition).Call Number:  REF PN44 .M33 1996

o      Vol. 6, pgs. 3711-3714

  • World Literature and Its Times.Call Number:  REF PN50 .M625

o      Vol. 4, pgs. 283-292

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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