William Golding

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  • Birth/childhood of Golding

    Birth/childhood of Golding
    Golding was born in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England. His mother, Mildred, was an active suffragette who fought for women’s right to vote. His father, Alex, worked as a schoolmaster.
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    Golding attended Brasenose College at Oxford in 1930 and spent two years studying science. He later then switched to the literature program, following his own foot steps, in his third year. In 1935, he graduated from Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a diploma in education.
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    After College/Career

    Golding worked as a writer, actor, and producer with a small theater in an unfashionable part of London. In 1939, Golding began teaching English and philosophy in Salisbury at Bishop Wordsworth's School. That same year, he married Ann Brookfield, with whom he had two children.
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    Royal Navy

    During World War II, he fought battleships at the sinking of the Bismarck, and fought off submarines and planes. Lieutenant Golding was placed in command of a rocket-launching craft. After the war ended he went back to teaching and writing.
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies
    After 21 rejections, Golding published his first novel, Lord of the Flies. The story was about a group of boys stranded on an island after a ship wreck. The book protrays the human nature of savagery.
  • Death

    Golding died of a heart attack in Perranarworthal, Cornwall. After Golding died, his completed manuscript for The Double Tongue was published.