William Golding Timeline

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  • Birth

    Birth
    Golding was born September 19, 1911.
  • Early Life

    Early Life
    Golding was raised in a 14th century house next door to a graveyard.His mother was Millared and his father was Alex.
  • Education

    Education
    Golding received his early education at the school his father ran. When he was 12 Golding tempted to write a novel.
  • Education Continue

    Education Continue
    Golding eventually went to Brasenose.
  • His first work

    His first work
    In 1934, a year before he graduated, he published his first work called Poems. The collection was largely overlooked by critics.
  • Working

    Working
    Golding worked in settlement houses and theater for a time. Eventually he wanted to teach English. In 1935, Golding took a English position.
  • Retiring

    Retiring
    Golding stopped teaching and went to royal navy. He spent 6 years on the boat.
  • War

    War
    Golding fought battleships during WWII.
  • First Novel

    First Novel
    After 21 rejections, Golding published his first novel Lord of the Flies.
  • Filming

    Filming
    The year after Golding retired from military , he made a film adaption of the critically acclaimed novel.
  • Movie

    Movie
    A new film of Lord of the Flies came out.
  • Death

    Death
    Golding died from a heart attack.