Lord of the Flies by William Golding [THE FOLIO SOCIETY / 2009]
LIMITED FOLIO EDITION  THE FOLIO SOCIETY
Beautiful limited collector's edition with full colour illustrations by Sam Weber. Hardcover in printed and blocked cloth with frontispiece and slip case. Published in London / 2009 by The Folio Society.
Book and Case are like new. Trace wear.
Following a plane crash, a group of schoolboys is left marooned on a tropical island. Their initial attempts at co-operation soon founder and, as the veneer of civilisation wears away, their primitive instincts are unleashed, with horrifying consequences. In the 19th-century novel The Coral Island by R. M. Ballantyne, this same scenario - boys on an uninhabited island - was portrayed as a wholesome adventure. In the hands of Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding, it becomes a powerful and disturbing tale of the dark side of human nature.