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    "Civilization is only a veneer"

    William Golding. Lord of the Flies. New York: Coward-McCann, [1954]. First U.S. edition. Octavo. [2, blank], [viii], 243, [244-246: blank] pages. Publisher's tan quarter-cloth, spine paneled and lettered in green, over green paper-covered boards, in original dust jacket. Boards just a bit tanned, top edge of text block lightly foxed, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with rubbing at spine ends and corner tips and tanning to spine panel and along flap folds.

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    The author's second book and first novel. "Civilization is only a veneer. Children left alone revert to a violent, primitive existence." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 251. Baron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-143. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-123. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 53. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1257-60.



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