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Lord of the Flies by  William Golding - First Edition - 1955-01-01 - from Eyebrowse Books - MWABA and Biblio.com

Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good+


Coward-McCann, 1955-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Hardcover, Stated First Edition, 1955 Coward-McCann 243 pages. Near Fine, in a VG+ DJ. Tan cloth spine with green titles over green patterned cloth boards - corners sharp. A touch of shelf/edge wear and a small closed tear to the front panel of the unclipped DJ - now in mylar (front interior flap of DJ is lightly stamped Shapiro’s Drug Store) - no previous owner marks - all pages are bright, clean and crisp. Lord of the Flies was Golding's first novel. Although it was not a great success at the time—selling fewer than 3,000 copies in the United States during 1955 before going out of print—it soon went on to become a best-seller. A very handsome copy. LOC FB-01

  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




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