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Lord of the Flies by  William Golding - Hardcover - First Edition - 1955 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA and Biblio.com

Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

Condition: Like New


New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First American edition stated, first printing. Near Fine, with light bruising at spine ends, faint rubbing to corners. Previous owner rubber stamp and two small stains to front free end paper, slight musty odor to pages. In a Near Fine or better dust jacket, with publisher's price intact, faint rubbing at extremities and light toning to spine. A rather fantastic copy.

  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: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 180622012
  • Title: Lord of the Flies
  • Author: Golding, William
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Like New
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Coward-McCann, Inc
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1955
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature;


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