Lord of the Flies

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  • Birth

    Born in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England with his mother who was an active suffragette who fought for women’s right to vote his father worked as a schoolmaster.
  • College Life

    Brasenose College at Oxford in 1930. He studied science which was against his father's beliefs. He then switched to the literature program.
  • Teaching

    Started teaching in Salisbury teaching English and Philosphy at Bishop Wordsworth's
  • Joined the navy

    Spent the better part of the next six years on a boat, except for a seven-month stint in New York, where he assisted Lord Cherwell at the Naval Research Establishment. Were he developed a lifelong romance with sailing and the sea
  • Starting teaching again

    After World War II had ended, Golding went back to teaching and writing
  • Publish the Lord of the Flies

    In 1954, after 21 rejections, Golding published his first and most acclaimed novel
  • Won the Noble Prize Award

    Golding was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Knighted

    William Golding was knighted by England’s Queen Elizabeth II in 1988
  • New Films for Lord of the Flies

    1990 a new film version of the Lord of the Flies was released, bringing the book to the attention of a new generation of readers.
  • Legacy

    Golding was mainly a novelist, his body of work also includes poetry, plays, essays and short stories.
  • Death

    Golding died of a heart attack in Perranarworthal, Cornwall