William Golding

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William Golding


Born
in St. Columb Minor, Cornwall, 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 in 1988.

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

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Lord of the Flies

3.62 avg rating — 1,469,615 ratings — published 1954 — 395 editions
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Rites of Passage (To the En...

3.60 avg rating — 2,323 ratings — published 1980 — 33 editions
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The Inheritors

3.54 avg rating — 2,326 ratings — published 1955 — 27 editions
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Pincher Martin

3.61 avg rating — 1,178 ratings — published 1956 — 26 editions
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The Spire

3.53 avg rating — 1,231 ratings — published 1964 — 41 editions
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Darkness Visible

3.58 avg rating — 796 ratings — published 1979 — 23 editions
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Free Fall

3.65 avg rating — 645 ratings — published 1959 — 27 editions
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The Pyramid

3.36 avg rating — 444 ratings — published 1967 — 22 editions
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The Paper Men

3.18 avg rating — 434 ratings — published 1984 — 23 editions
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The Double Tongue

3.39 avg rating — 401 ratings — published 1995 — 25 editions
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“Maybe there is a beast… maybe it's only us.”
William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“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.”
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