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Lord of the Flies. by  William GOLDING - Signed First Edition - from Addyman Books and Biblio.com

Lord of the Flies.

by GOLDING, William

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Fourth impression of first edition of 1954. With sticker SIGNED by Golding to title page. DW. Identical in appearance to first edition. Sl. lean to book, spine sl. faded with sl. signs of wear to head and tail, pages sl. age browned. VG in wrapper that is worn and internally stained, chipped at head and tail of spine and corners with short tears at head of spine along joints and has small hole to top corner of upper panel and with small tear in centre of spine but still appears whole and quite bright.

  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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