Important Events Which Occurred In William Golding's life

  • Born in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England

    Born in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England
    He was raised in a 14th-century house next door to a graveyard. With his, Milldred, a very strong supporter of the British suffragette movement. As well as his father, Alec a schoolteacher and an ardent advocate of rationalism.
  • Early Education

    Early Education
    William received his early education at the school his father ran, Marlborough Grammar School.
  • Going Off To Brasenose College at Oxford

    Going Off To Brasenose College at Oxford
    After finishing primary school, Golding went off to attend the school in which his father taught in, spending two years studying science, in deference to his father's beliefs, but once his third year started, he switched to the literature program, following his true interests
  • First Work (Book of Poetry)

    First Work (Book of Poetry)
    Before graduating, Golding published his first work, a book of poetry aptly entitled Poems but the collection was largely overlooked by critics. But later on dismissed this work as juvenile.
  • English Teacher/Philosopher

    English Teacher/Philosopher
    After graduating from Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a diploma in education. Golding worked in settlement houses and the theater for a time until he landed a position in teaching English and philosophy at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury.
  • Royal Navy/World War II

    Royal Navy/World War II
    In 1940, Golding abandoned the profession to join the Royal Navy and fight in World War II. spending the next 6 years on a boat, while in the Royal Navy, Golding developed a lifelong romance with sailing and the sea. During World War II, he fought battleships at the sinking of the Bismarck, and also fended off submarines and planes. Lieutenant Golding was even placed in command of a rocket-launching craft.
  • Lord of The Fireflies

    Lord of The Fireflies
    The novel told the gripping story of a group of adolescent boys stranded on a deserted island after a plane wreck. Lord of the Flies explored the savage side of human nature as the boys, let loose from the constraints of society, brutally turned against one another in the face of an imagined enemy.
  • Death

    Golding died of a heart attack in Perranarworthal, Cornwall.While Golding was mainly a novelist, his works also include poetry, plays, essays and short stories