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

Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published mcmliv" printed on the copyright page with NO indication of later printings. A spectacular copy. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket with the summary of "Lord of the Flies" on the front flap, later changed to blurbs is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in fabulous shape and is one of the rare publisher's trial binding bound in blue color, that the publisher changed to Red color. The blue binding is far more scarce than the red binding. The binding is tight with a minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book.
A stunning copy, with an incredible untouched dustjacket in collector's condition.

  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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