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

Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


First Edition, First Printing. This First Issue dustjacket with a summary of the book on the front flap instead of blurbs has some discoloration to the spine. The copy is SIGNED by Golding on a laid in signature.The book is in great shape and is bound in the publisher's RED cloth with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author.

  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 #: 701129441
  • Title: Lord of the Flies
  • Author: Golding, William
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1954


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