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William Golding

  • Birth of William

    Birth of William
    William Golding was born September 19, 1911, in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England.
  • 12 year old William attempting his first book

    12 year old William attempting his first book
    William got his early education at his fathers school, Marlborough Grammar School. When William was just 12 years old, he tried nsuccessfully, to write a novel.
  • William furthering his education

    William furthering his education
    William went on to Brasenose College at Oxford University, studying english literature instead the last two of his four years instead of science like his father had wished.
  • The First Publishing

    The First Publishing
    William published his first work, a book of poetry that he called "Poems"
  • Williams Occupations

    Williams Occupations
    After college, heworked in settlement houses and the theater. After a while, he decided to be like his father. In 1935 William took a job teaching English and philosophy at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury.
  • World War ll

    World War ll
    William was temporarily taken from his job to serve in the Royal Army of World War 2
  • The ending of WW2

    The ending of WW2
    William spent about 6 years on a boat fighting battles, but after the war, he went back to teaching and writiing.
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies
    After getting rejected 21 times, William published Lord of the Flies which would later be one of his biggest achievments.
  • The Inheritors

    The Inheritors
    Shortly after publishing Lord of the Flies, William published The Inheritors
  • Pincher Martin

    Pincher Martin
    Williams 3rd publishing was the Pincher Martin
  • Free Fall

    Free Fall
    Unlike his first 3 novels, this publishing was written in 1st person narrative.
  • Willam stops teaching

    Willam stops teaching
    The veteran author and teacher officially retires from teaching.
  • The Spire

    The Spire
    Willam releases his 5th novel.
  • The Pyramid

    The Pyramid
    Golding realeased his 6th publishing
  • The Scorpion God: Three Short Novels

    The Scorpion God: Three Short Novels
    William Goldings 7th publishing
  • Darkness Visbile

    Darkness Visbile
    One of Williams more recent novels.
  • Willams British Award

    Willams British Award
    His 1980 novel Rites of Passage won the Booker Prize, a memorable British award.
  • Williams biggest honor

    Williams biggest honor
    Golding's greatest honor was being awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • William being Knighted

    William being Knighted
    he received the honorary designation Commander of the British Empire (CBE) and was knighted in 1988.
  • Death of Willaim

    Death of Willaim
    Perranarworthal, United Kingdom from Congestive heart failure