First American edition of this classic novel of the devolution of posh English boys into lawless hooligans after being stranded on an island with no adults.
Very good plus in like dust jacket.
LORD OF THE FLIES
"Who's boss here?"
Frequently challenged for its portrayals of violence and grim assessment of human nature, LORD OF THE FLIES remains a classic – if psychologically dark – young adult novel. It is also a reflection of the post-World War II white British mindset, as the boys use racial slurs and stereotypes as comparisons for their increasingly unruly behavior; these ideas are made explicit as their rescuer remarks, "I should have thought that a pack of British boys would have been able to put up a better show than that."
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, (1955). 8'' x 5.25''. Original quarter brown cloth binding with green lettering. Original unclipped ($3.50) color pictorial dust jacket. 244 pages. Some edgewear and tiny closed tears to jacket. Light edgewear to boards and mild bumping to corners and spine ends; with a slight lean. A clean copy.
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