Lord of the Flies by William Golding [1959 PAPERBACK]

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36th impression.  Tight copy w/ some age related damage: 

*Back of cover has two clean splits sealed with a small piece of tape.  A handful of pages near the 30's have tearing to margin [*see photos]. 

At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate; this far from civilization the boys can do anything they want. Anything. They attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin and evil. And as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far from reality as the hope of being rescued.