I came across this classic of English Literature when studying English as a foreign language in Brazil. This cover, designed by Pentagram, Faber and Faber paperback (1991), was the one I had in my hands, at 17 years old. At the time, I did not make much of the book. Although the key question posed by the story continued to torment me over the years.
Are humans intrinsically good or bad?
With the current state of the world, I decided to read it again this year. Now as an adult, I could fully read between the lines. No wonder it was selected as one of the 100 best novels by The Guardian. It is without a doubt a must read!