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Jules Verne's 1888 novel Two Years' Vacation (Deux ans de vacances) is about a group of schoolboys who find themselves having to survive on a deserted island. The theme seems similar to the more famous Lord of the Flies written by William Golding sixty-five years later. Wikipedia remarks on the common elements between the two stories, but not about whether such elements are due to direct influence or simply a common genre.

Is there any evidence that Lord of the Flies was influenced by Two Years' Vacation? Any plot elements that are too similar to be coincidence, or Easter-egg homages in the story? Or extratextual evidence such as remarks by Golding, or even any evidence that he read Two Years' Vacation before writing his own story?

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