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Lord of the Flies by  William Golding - 1st Edition - 1954 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC and Biblio.com

Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

Condition: Fine/As New


Faber and Faber, London, 1954 First Edition, First Printing. A BRIGHT ATTRACTIVE dustjacket that is vibrant in color. This original dustjacket has NO chips or tears and has benefitted from some professional restoration. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Golding First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/As New.

  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: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: ABE-5153114980
  • Title: Lord of the Flies
  • Author: Golding, William
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: As New
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber, London
  • Date published: 1954


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