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Lord of the Flies by  William Golding - First Edition; Fifth Printing - 1954 - from BookRanger and Biblio.com

Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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Hardcover. Fiction. 248 pp. Faber and Faber Limited, London (1954). First Edition. Fifth Printing. "Fifth impression mcmlx (1960)" on CP. A bright, clean and unmarked Near Fine copy with a few minor flaws. Lower corners on both boards slightly bumped and rubbed. Spine slightly cocked. Spine ends gently creased and sun-lightened. DJ has 15-shilling price and is moderately worn and chipped, with 3 or 4 small closed tears. More photos upon request. Shipped in a box within a box, in bubble wrap, with a tracking number.

  Even though Lord of the Flies is a frequent submission on any banned books list, many high school students are first introduced to this classic piece of literature in their freshman English class. Using very young protagonists set in a harsh, wild environment, author William Golding's disturbing and engaging novel addresses the themes of human nature and personal welfare, often resulting in violence and murder. Despite its controversial subject matter, it is often considered one of the best novels of the 20th Century. Lord of the Flies turned Golding into a household name, and although Lord of the Flies was his most popular book, he remained a successful author long after its publication. In fact, Golding was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983, where he remarked that he sought to “...illuminate the human condition in the world of today” through his novels. Published in 1954 in London by Faber and Faber,  Lord of the Flies  has sold over millions of copies worldwide. It has been translated into many languages, including Basque and Catalan. Evidently, even though the book focuses on the trials and tribulations of twelve young boys, the themes and archetypes resonate with all readers.  Read more: Identifying first editions of Lord of the Flies


  • Bookseller: BookRanger US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: BR-1217-322
  • Title: Lord of the Flies
  • Author: Golding, William
  • Format/binding: Hardcover. Sewn binding is secure, with a slight tilt. Block and pages are clean and unmarked. Book appears to be gently read.
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition; Fifth Printing
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1954


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