Critical Insights: Lord of the Flies
This volume will explore many different dimensions of Golding’s classic novel. The book will, for instance, discuss the novel’s initial critical reception, the moral issues it raises, its film adaptations, and the ways in which commentary about the novel has evolved in the six decades since its first publication. The volume will also explore the ways the novel has been received on both sides of the Atlantic and will additionally examine its themes, characters, and structures from a diversity of critical perspectives. The book will sum up previous work on Golding’s text while also charting new interpretive directions.