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William Golding

  • 1988 BCE

    Knighted (1988)

    In 1988 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of England. (Biography)
  • 1983 BCE

    The Nobel Prize of Literature (1983)

    The Nobel Prize of Literature (1983)
    In 1983, at the age of 73, William Golding was awarded with the Nobel Prize of Literature. (Biography)
  • 1963 BCE

    Lord of the Flies Film (1963)

    Lord of the Flies Film (1963)
    In 1963, a year after Golding's retirement in teaching, Peter Brook created a film adaptation of Lord of the Flies. (Biography)
  • 1954 BCE

    Lord of the Flies Published (1954)

    Lord of the Flies Published (1954)
    In 1954, after 21 attempts, Golding published his first and most acclaimed novel, Lord of the Flies. Lord of the Flies reflected the savagery of mankind and reflected his experiences in World War II. (Biography)
  • Period: 1940 BCE to 1945 BCE

    The Royal Navy (1940-1945)

    During his time of sailing Golding developed a love for being at sea. During the time of his duty, Golding spent all of his time sailing the seas except for a seven-month period in which he assisted Lord Cherwell at the Naval Research Establishment. Golding fought at the sinking of Bismarck, and fended off submarines and planes. As a Lieutenant, he was also placed in charge of a rocket-launching craft. After his World War II experiences, Golding went back to teaching in 1945. (Biography)
  • 1939 BCE

    Golding's Marriage(1939)

    Golding's Marriage(1939)
    Golding married Ann Brookfield in 1939 and had two children, David (born 1940) and Judith (born 1945). (Biography)
  • Period: 1935 BCE to 1940 BCE

    Golding's Temporary Teaching (1935-1940)

    Beginning in 1935, Golding took up a teaching job in English and philosophy at Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury. Although passionate about teaching, in 1940, Golding left his position to join the Royal Navy and fight in World War II. (Biography)
  • Period: 1935 BCE to 1939 BCE

    Golding's Career(1935-1939)

    Golding worked as an actor, writer, and producer in London, paying his bills as a social worker. He considered the theater his greatest literary influence. (Cliffnotes)
  • 1934 BCE

    Poems, A Book of Poetry (1934)

    Poems, A Book of Poetry (1934)
    In 1934, a year before his graduation from Brasenose College at Oxford University, Golding published his first work, called Poems, which was overlooked by many critics. (Biography)
  • 1930 BCE

    Began Attending Brasenose College(1930)

    Began Attending Brasenose College(1930)
    Golding Spent two years studying science. However, in his third year he switched over to literature. (Cliffnotes)
  • William Golding's Birth (1911)

    William Golding was born on September 19th, 1911. He was born in Saint Columb Minor,Cornwall, England. He was raised next to a graveyard in a 14th-Century Home. His mother was a suffragette while his father was a schoolmaster. (Biography)
  • William Golding's Death (1993)

    On June 19, 1993, William Golding died of a heart attack in Perranarworthal, Cornwall. After Golding died, The Double Tongue, a manuscript he had completed was published. (Biography)