Lord of the Flies by William Golding [THE FOLIO SOCIETY / 2009]

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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.