Lot 4
William Golding Lord of the Flies 1st US nice copy

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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About this Lot

William GOLDING (1911-1993). Lord of the Flies. New York: Coward-McCann, 1955. Octavo (8 x 5 3/8inches; 203 x 137mm). Pp. [i-viii; 1-]3-243[-244]. (Pages lightly tanned throughout). Original green cloth, ochre spine, green lettering on spine, original unclipped dust-jacket (head of spine bumped, dust-jacket with some rubbing to edges, small tears and creases at top of backstrip [see images]).

First American edition – a nice copy of a classic, if psychologically dark, work: a plane-crash load of schoolboys shed their veneer(?) of civilized respectability and revert to primitive savagery: "I should have thought that a pack of British boys would have been able to put up a better show than that." (p.242).

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