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    William Golding. The Inheritors. London: [1955]. First edition.

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    William Golding. The Inheritors. London: Faber and Faber Ltd, [1955]. First edition. Octavo. 233, [234-240: blank] pages. Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, in original dust jacket. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with 20 mm closed tear at upper front spine fold. A sharp copy. Scarce.

    The author's second novel. 5080 copies printed. A prehistoric fantasy about the last of the Neanderthals, before they are wiped out by our more recognizably human ancestors. The author's own favorite among his books. "At the heart of all of [his work] is Golding's belief that 'man produces evil as a bee produces honey.'" - Henderson (ed), Contemporary Novelists, p. 374. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 19. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1036-39. Gekoski and Grogan A3a.



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