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Biography of William Golding Born in 1911 in Cornwall England Sir William Gerald Golding was educated at the Marlborough Grammar School and later at Brasenose College Oxford Although he studied to be a scientist because of his father he soon developed an interest in literature At Oxford he studied English literature and philosophy Following a short period of time in which he worked at a settlement house and in small theater companies as both an actor and a writer Golding became a schoolmaster at Bishop Wordsworths School in Salisbury During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy and was involved in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck but following the war he returned to Bishop Wordsworths School where he taught until the early sixties In 1954 Golding published his first book Lord of the Flies which is about the adventures of British schoolboys stranded on an island in the Pacific Although it was rejected by twenty-one different publishing houses Goldings first book became a surprise success EM Forster made Lord of the Flies the outstanding novel of its year The Inheritors was published the following year This novel deals with the last days of Neanderthal man His other novels include Pincher Martin the story of a guilt-ridden naval officer who faces an agonizing death Free Fall and The Spire 1964 each of these deal with the depravity of human nature Golding also published a play entitled The Brass Butterfly in 1958 and two collections of essays The Hot Gates and A Moving Target Goldings final novels include Darkness Visible and Rites of Passage Rites of Passage won the Booker McConnell Prize the award for English literature and had two sequels Close Quarters and Fire Down Below In 1983 he received the Nobel Prize for literature 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
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