WIlliam Golding

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  • WIlliam Golding born

    William Golding was born Saint Columb Minor in Cornwall, England to his mother, Mildred, and his father, Alex. (William Golding)
  • Golding Starts College

    Golding began attending Brasenose College at Oxford and spent his first two years studying science but in his third year, he found his passion and studied literature, specifically fiction and poetry. (Lord of the Flies)
  • William Golding gets Married

    William Golding marries Ann Brookfield at their house in Falmouth, Cornwall. (William Golding)
  • Willliam Golding Joins the Royal Navy

    Golding joined the Royal Navy during World War 2. He invaded Normandy on D-Day and also commanded a landing ship. (WIlliam Golding)
  • David is Born

    William Golding and Ann Brookfield's first son, David was born in Famouth, Cornwall. (William Golding)
  • Judith is Born

    William Golding and Ann Brookfield's second son, Judith was born in Famouth, Cornwall. This was 5 years after their first son, David, was born. (William Golding)
  • Lord of the Flies is Published

    Golding's first and most famous work, Lord of the Flies was published. It had received over 20 rejections before it was published by Charles Monetieth, an editor at Faber & Faber. (William Golding)
  • Golding is awarded a membership in the Royal Society of Literature

    After publishing Lord of the Flies, Golding is granted membership in the Royal Society of Literature. (Lord of the Flies)
  • The Inheritors is published

    Golding published his second book, The Inheritors, which describes how the savage rules over the peaceful. It is one of Golding's favorite books. (Lord of the flies)
  • Prince Martin is published

    Golding publishes a book called Prince Martin which a story about a shipwreck in during WW2 and a man's survival story. (Lord of the flies)
  • Free Fall is Published

    Golding publishes Free Fall which is a book which comments on the conflict between rationalism and faith. (Lord of the flies)
  • The Spire is Published

    The novel, The spire is published. In this Novel Golding tells the story of the human costs of a spire's construction and the lessons that the Dean learns too late. (Lord of the Flies)
  • The Pyramid is Published

    Golding published the novel, The Pyramid. This novel revolves around music and the problems characters face involving music. (Lord of the flies)
  • Darkness Visible is Published

    The novel, Darkness visible is published. It contrasts good and evil using the two main characters, Sophy and Matty. (Lord of the flies)
  • Golding is awarded the Nobel Prize of Literature

    Golding is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983.
  • William Golding Dies

    William Golding had a heart attack in Perranarworthal, Cornwall and died at the age of 81. (William Golding)
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    William Golding Works

    Golding worked as a writer, actor, and producer with a small theater in London, paying his bills with a job as a social worker. He drew much of his inspiration from his time working at this theater. (Lord of the Flies)
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    William Golding teaches

    William Golding teaches Philosophy and English at the Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury, Wiltshire but only teaches English after 1939. (William Golding)
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    William Golding stops teaching

    William Golding takes a break from his normal teaching job to fight in World War 2 from 1940-1945 but he resumes his teaching position at the same location after the war ends. (William Golding)