“As we go back to school, there is a lot of hints of bullying and peer pressure that we start to revisit again. (Lord of the Flies) fits in a lot of really nice ways,” said Badgero.
These images were created for a new, illustrated edition of William Golding’s Lord of The Flies. The binding for the front cover is a single colour lithograph on red book cloth with white letterpressed accents. The interior images are four colour offset. Using contemporary illustration to accompany a much loved classic was an exciting challenge, made more so by the active involvement of the Golding Estate. Lord of The Flies is one of my favourite novels, and in many regards this opportunity was a true dream job.
The 50th Anniversary Edition of the Lord of the Flies is the volume that every fan of this classic book will have to own!
Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. Though critically acclaimed, it was largely ignored upon its initial publication. Yet soon it became a cult favorite among both students and literary critics who compared it to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye in its influence on modern thought and literature.
Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies has established itself as a true classic. And now readers can own it in a beautifully designed hardcover edition worthy of its stature.