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William Golding By Nana Mensah-Bonsu

  • Birth

    William Golding was born in Cornwall, England (Biography.com). His mother, Mildred, was a supporter of the suffragette movement and his father, Alec, was an advocate of rationalism. These thinkings influenced Golding tremendously (CliffsNotes.com)
  • Attempt 1

    Attempt 1
    He first attempted to write a book at age 12. It was unsuccessful. (Biography.com).
  • College Years

    College Years
    He began attending Brasenose College at Oxford and spent two years studying science for two years before switching to literature in his third year (CliffsNotes.com).
  • Success!

    He wrote his first work. It was a book of poetry named "Poems" (Biography.com)
  • Graduation

    In this year, Golding graduates from Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a diploma in education (CliffsNotes.com).
  • Occupation

    He began teaching English and philosophy in Salisbury, England at Bishop Wordsworth's School. (Biography.com).
  • Tying The Knot

    Tying The Knot
    William Golding marries Ann Brookfield (Biography.com). He is 38 years old.
  • Royal Navy

    Royal Navy
    He joined the Royal Navy and was a soldier in World War 1. In the war, he fought battleships and was soon placed in command of a rocket-launching craft. Because of these experiences he developed a love for the sea and sailing. (Biography.com)
  • A Child Is Born

    A Child Is Born
    Golding and his wife have their first child, David Golding. David is the first of two (Biography.com).
  • Back to Basics

    Back to Basics
    World War 2 ends and Golding goes back to teaching English and writing. He teaches in Salisbury again (Biography.com).
  • Another Child is Born

    Another Child is Born
    Golding and Brookfield have their second child, Judith Golding. This is after he comes back from WWII (Biography.com).
  • Success! Pt 2

    Success! Pt 2
    This was the year that he published Lord of the Flies after 21 rejections. This book shows the internal struggle that man faces between good and evil. Now, it is read in numerous classes worldwide. (Biography.com).
  • "Retirement"

    At this point in his life, William Goulding leaves Bishop Wordsworth's school to partake in writing full time (CliffsNotes.com)
  • Lights, Camera, Action!

    Lights, Camera, Action!
    There is a film made based on Lord Of the Flies. It was revamped later on in 1990 (Biography.com).
  • Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize
    Golding received the Nobel Prize for his book at the age of 73 (Biography.com). This was for his book, The Lord of the Flies.
  • Knighted

    "William Golding was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II." He went with his wife (Biography.com)
  • Death

    William Golding dies of a heart attack at age at the age of 81. (Biography.com). His legacy still continues.