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Golding, Lord of the Flies, 1954

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

From the Library of Christian Heuer

Golding, Lord of the Flies, 1954

Golding, Lord of the Flies, 1954

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot sold:

4,000

GBP

From the Library of Christian Heuer


GOLDING, WILLIAM

Lord of the Flies. Faber and Faber, 1954


8vo, FIRST EDITION, half-title, publisher's red cloth, spine titled in white, DUST-JACKET, previous ownership inscription to front free endpaper, minor chipping and fading to dust-jacket particularly at spine,


"Lord of the Flies is not an examination of the idiosyncratic nature of a group of young English boys, but of the essential nature of humanity itself, its predisposition to violence and cruelty when removed from the restraining influences of civilization..." (Kevin McCarron, Oxford DNB)


LITERATURE:

Gekoski & Grogan A2(a)



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