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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - First Edition - 1954 - from The Book and Record Bar and Biblio.com

Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good+


1st Edition, 2nd impression, published in the same year. No inscriptions or foxing in the book. Dust jacket is not price clipped or torn, just with very, very slight fraying at the top of the spine and slightly discoloured at the spine. All titles perfectly legible. Lovely copy.

  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: The Book and Record Bar GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: BRB171
  • Title: Lord of the Flies
  • Author: William Golding
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Good+
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber
  • Place: UK
  • Date published: 1954
  • Keywords: Modern Fiction, Rare Books


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