William Golding's Life Raees Mullah Task One

Timeline created by Raees Mullah
  • Birth

    William Golding was born in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England. Mildred, his mother was a active suffragist. Alex his father was a schoolmaster.
  • "Poems" by William Golding

    "Poems" by William Golding
    William Golding published his first book, "Poems", one year before graduating at Brasenose College, in 1934. His book was ignored by critics.
  • Teaching

    After graduating, William Golding took a job as a teacher, for english and philosophy, at Bishop Wordsworth’s School. His experience as a teacher would later serve as his inspiration for the renowned novel, Lord of the Flies.
  • Graduation

    In 1935, William Golding graduated with a Bachelor in Arts and English, and a diploma in English, from Oxford University
  • Marriage

    William Golding married Ann Brookfield, in 1939, and went on to have two children, David and Judith.
  • The Teacher becomes The Tommy

    The Teacher becomes The Tommy
    In 1940, William Golding, passionately drops his position as teacher, and joins the Royal Navy, during World War II. After five years of naval battle, once even placed commander of a rocket-launching craft, William Golding returned to his profession with a darkening lesson. He now believes in the original sin of mankind, and that "man produces evil, as a bee produces honey" (Biography.com) These new ideals will develop the themes produced in Lord of the Flies.
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies
    William Golding publishes "The Lord of the Flies", in 1954. Lord of the Flies, developed a story that questioned humanities's darkest secrets, and the truth about democracy, winning acclaim across the globe. This book set the tone for the rest of Golding's life, The novel is regarded as a classic.
  • Nobel Prize for Literature

    Nobel Prize for Literature
    In 1983, William Golding is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • The Teacher become The Knight

    The Teacher become The Knight
    In 1988, William Golding is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Death

    William Golding died in 1993, in 1993, of heart attack. He died in Perranarworthal.
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    A Jack of Many Trades

    William Golding worked during this time period as a producer, scriptwriter, and actor in a small town theater in a not so good-looking part of Europe