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Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England English author The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, William Golding is among the most popular and influential British authors to have emerged in the second half of the twentieth century. As a boy, his favorite authors included H. Since the age of seven, Golding had been writing stories, and at the age of twelve he attempted to write a novel.
Golding remained an enthusiastic writer and, upon entering Brasenose College of Oxford University, abandoned his plans to study science, preferring to read English literature. At twenty-two, a year before taking his degree in English, Golding saw his first literary work published—a poetry collection simply titled Poems.
After graduating from Oxford inGolding continued the family tradition by becoming a schoolmaster in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
His teaching career was interrupted inhowever, with the outbreak of World War II — Lieutenant Golding served five years in the British Royal Navy and saw active duty in the North Atlantic, commanding a rocket launching craft.
He wrote three novels, all of which went unpublished.
But his frustration would not last long, when, inGolding created The Lord of the Flies. Initially, the tale of a group of schoolboys stranded on an island during their escape from war received mixed reviews and sold only modestly in its hardcover edition.
But when the paperback edition was published inthus making the book more accessible to students, the novel began to sell briskly.
Teachers, aware of the student interest and impressed by the strong theme and symbolism of the work, began assigning Lord of the Flies to their literature classes. This view of Golding was cemented inwhen the author was named a Commander of the British Empire. He produced no novels and only a handful of novellas short novelsshort stories, and other occasional pieces.
In Golding returned with the publi cation of Darkness Visible which received mixed reviews. Departing briefly from fic tion, Golding wrote a book containing essays, reviews, and lectures. William Golding died in England in A year after his death, The Double Tongue was released, published from a manu script Golding completed before he died.
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I bought two copies of each book before I knew what they consist of because I wanted to help my granddaughter with her assignment over the summer.
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