The Life of William Golding by Areeb Ahmed

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  • Birth of William Golding

    Birth of William Golding
    William Golding was born in Cornwall, England.
  • Started Practicing Literature

    Started Practicing Literature
    William Golding wrote his first novel at age 12, however it was unsuccessful.
  • Began college at Brasenose College at Oxford University

    Began college at Brasenose College at Oxford University
    He began studying science at Brasenose, but later on went towards literature.
  • Wrote his first book, "Poems"

    Wrote his first book,
    William Golding wrote his first book based off all the poems that he wrote, and it was his first book that got published
  • Started teaching English and Philosophy

    Started teaching English and Philosophy
    Golding started teaching English and Philosophy at Bishop Wordsworth's school in Salisbury.
  • William Golding's Marriage

    William Golding's Marriage
    William Golding married Ann Brookfield.
  • Joined Royal Navy

    Joined Royal Navy
    William Golding left to join the British Royal Navy to help fight World War 2.
  • William Golding's Navy Career comes to an end

    Golding's career in the war ended and he returned home.
  • Lord of the Flies published

    Lord of the Flies published
    Golding's book Lord of the Flies was published after twenty-one rejections.
  • Golding Receives the Nobel Prize

    Golding Receives the Nobel Prize
    Golding received the Nobel Prize at the age of 73.
  • William Golding Dies

    William Golding Dies
    In 1993, at the age of 82, Golding died of a heart attack in Cornwall.