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Lord Of The Flies by  William Golding - First American Edition 1st Printing - 1955 - from Arroyo Seco Books and Biblio.com

Lord Of The Flies

by Golding, William

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


New York: Coward Mccann, 1955. First American Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 243 Pp. Yellow Cloth Spine, Greenish Boards. Stated First American Edition, 1955. Book With A Just A Few Traces Of Rubbing, Bright And Clean, Tiny Abrasion On Bottom Edge Of Front Board Near Cloth. Dust Jacket Priced $3.50, Bright And Clean, Tiny Losses At Bottom Of Front And Rear Flaps Not Due To Wear. No Marks Or Names Or Bookplate; 3/4" Square Faint Ghost Of A Price Label On Front Flap And Facing Area On Front Free Endpaper.


  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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