London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1954.
First edition, first impression. 248 pp. 8vo. An attractively bound first edition of Golding's classic novel. Brown morocco boards with gilt lettering on spine, gilt bands, teg, original cloth spine bound in at rear; a near fine and very handsome copy Item #346023
A beautiful gift copy of this literary classic with a storied history. It was originally rejected by an in-house reader at Faber as "Rubbish & dull," before being picked up by another editor there, Charles Monteith, who helped Golding reshape the novel. The first printing of 3,000 copies sold slowly until E.M. Forster chose it as his outstanding novel of the year. Considered a great parable of the modern human condition, it has since become a staple of best novel lists and educational reading lists, and has sold more than ten million copies.
Price: $4,500.00 Free International Delivery