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Lord of the Flies manuscript on display


The original manuscript for William Golding’s Lord Of The Flies has gone on display at the Bodleian Library in Oxford to commemorate 100 years since the writer’s birth, reports the BBC. The novel was famously rejected by 10 publishers before Faber and Faber snapped it up. The Bodleian is always worth a visit as it is one of the world’s great libraries, so if you are in Oxford….

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Richard Davies

One Response to “Lord of the Flies manuscript on display”

  1. It truly gives me hope as a struggling writer to know that a revolutionary novel as this one could have been rejected so many times! I absolutely love this book and have an immense amount of respect for Golding because not everybody can draw from his own experiences and create a masterpiece of this caliber. He was a school teacher for privileged children, and as I discovered on Shmoop, part of the Navy during WWII. He imagined these spoilt children in a war-like situation, understood humanity and human nature through his interactions during the war and boom-Lord of the Flies.

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