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LORD OF THE FLIES

by Golding, William

Condition: Very Good+/Very Good


New York - San Francisco: Coward McCann Inc., 1962. 243 pages. Introduction by E.M. Forster. Right side of title pages illustrated under book title with a drawing. Pages v/g condition. Green endpapers. Previous owner's name top of ffep. White cloth with illustration on upper cover. Black and red title on spine. White dust jacket illustrated in color on both covers. Edges show very light wear. VG+/VG. 2nd Impression. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good.

  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: Book Bazaar CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 037682
  • Title: LORD OF THE FLIES
  • Author: Golding, William
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good+
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 2nd Impression
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Coward McCann Inc.
  • Place: New York - San Francisco
  • Date published: 1962
  • Keywords: Literature, Novel


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