Title: Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding (1911-1993)
First Published: 1954
My Edition: Perigee
Other Works Include: The Inheritors (1955), Free Fall (1959), The Pyramid (1967), Rites of Passage (1980)
While most children growing up in America have to read Lord of the Flies in middle or high school, I never had to. It was not on any of our school's reading lists when I was in school, so I was never forced to read it. By the time I got to college, it was simply assumed we all knew the story and I can recall countless professors referencing it in class to make points.
However, I have never read Lord of the Flies. I attempted to read it in college when I was sick of not understanding the references, but I made it only a few pages in before I determined I hated it. So, needless to say, this will be my first reading of it.
I am also counting this towards the Lost Books Challenge as one of the five books I am reading.