life of William Golding

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  • Birth

    Birth
    William Golding was born in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England
  • published a book of poetry called poems

    published a book of poetry called poems
    He had also graduated with a BA second class Honours
  • started teaching English and Philosophy in Salisbury

    started teaching English and Philosophy in Salisbury
    Golding’s experience teaching unruly young boys would later serve as inspiration for his novel Lord of the Flies.
  • left teaching to join the navy

    left teaching to join the navy
    Although passionate about teaching from day one, in 1940 Golding temporarily abandoned the profession to join the Royal Navy and fight in World War II.
  • published his first novel "lord of of the flies"

    published his first novel "lord of of the flies"
    the book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves.
  • He published the novel "The ends of the earth

    He published the novel "The ends of the earth
    An aristocrat sails from England to Australia in the 19th century.
  • was awarded the noble prize for literature

    was awarded the noble prize for literature
    was awarded for his novels which, with the perspicuity of realistic narrative art and the diversity and universality of myth, illuminate the human condition in the world of today
  • published the novel "Close Quarters"

    published the novel "Close  Quarters"
    is the sequel to Rites of Passage and the second volume of ‘A Sea Trilogy’.
  • Published the novel "fire down below"

    Published the novel "fire down below"
    The final part of Golding's Sea Trilogy. A decrepit man-of-war is on the last stretch of its voyage to Sydney, blown off course and battered by wind, storm and ice
  • He died

    He died
    he died of a heart attack in perraharworthal, Cornwall England