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Lord of the Flies by  William Golding - Hardcover - 4th Edition - 1957 - from Bookbid Rare Books and Biblio.com

Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Faber and Faber Limited, London, 1957 Very good in a very good dust jacket. Fourth impression stated on the copyright page. Book has slight foxing on the page ends and end papers; previous owner's name on the front free end paper, book very slightly leaning. Dust jacket is intact with original price 15s printed on the front flap; slight tanning along the edges and spine, and very slight chipping at the corners and spine ends. One very minor closed tear on the top of the front panel.. 4th Edition. 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: Bookbid Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1402069
  • Title: Lord of the Flies
  • Author: Golding, William
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 4th Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited, London
  • Date published: 1957


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