William Golding





William Golding

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born
in St. Columb Minor, England, The United Kingdom
September 19, 1911

died
June 19, 1993

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Sir William Gerald Golding was a British novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his 1954 novel Lord of the Flies. He was awarded the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage, the first book of the trilogy To the Ends of the Earth. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983 and was knighted by the Queen of England in 1988.

In 2008, The Times ranked Golding third on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".


Average rating: 3.61 · 1,295,308 ratings · 20,604 reviews · 43 distinct works · Similar authors
Lord of the Flies
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 1,285,916 ratings — published 1954 — 352 editions
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Rites of Passage (To the En...
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 1,964 ratings — published 1980 — 31 editions
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The Inheritors
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 1,973 ratings — published 1955 — 38 editions
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Pincher Martin: The Two Dea...
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 981 ratings — published 1956 — 24 editions
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The Spire
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 883 ratings — published 1964 — 35 editions
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Darkness Visible
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 707 ratings — published 1979 — 19 editions
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Free Fall
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 545 ratings — published 1959 — 24 editions
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The Pyramid
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 359 ratings — published 1967 — 20 editions
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The Paper Men
3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 1984 — 20 editions
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The Double Tongue
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 329 ratings — published 1995 — 21 editions
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More books by William Golding…
“Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.”
William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder.”
William Golding

“Maybe there is a beast… maybe it's only us.”
William Golding, Lord of the Flies

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