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William Golding
Born in Cornwall, England, William Golding started writing at the age of seven. Though he studied natural sciences at Oxford to please his parents, he also studied English and published his first book, a collection of poems, before finishing college. He served in the Royal Navy during World War... show more

Born in Cornwall, England, William Golding started writing at the age of seven. Though he studied natural sciences at Oxford to please his parents, he also studied English and published his first book, a collection of poems, before finishing college. He served in the Royal Navy during World War II, participating in the Normandy invasion. Golding's other novels include Lord of the Flies, The Inheritors, The Free Fall, Pincher Martin, The Double Tongue, and Rites of Passage, which won the Booker Prize.
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Birth date: September 19, 1911
Died: June 19, 1993
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Bücher unter dem Mond
Bücher unter dem Mond rated it 1 week ago
This book was so damn thrilling, the chracters very nicely build and each having a nice and well developed personality. I was immersed in this book for 3 days and i absolutely loved the thrilling story...but...THIS END SUUUUCKS! I dont believe it was so simple omg no comment....=_='
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Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 6 months ago
Somehow, I missed this book during my school years. I remember seeing stacks of them in our school, but it was never assigned in one of my classes. I can see why it is a staple of high school curriculums, however, since it’s themes are easily seen and interpreted. There is plenty to discuss.I would ...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it 7 months ago
It might be regarded as a classic book, but "Lord of the Flies" is not what I would describe as an easy read. Confronting the reader, as William Golding does, with a rather bleak and brutal portrayal of youth unfettered by the boundaries of social norms. Indeed, this novel suggests we may remain a v...
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it 12 months ago
Team reading this one with my 12-year-old. He doesn't love it, and I don't blame him, really. The language and tendency to use a bunch of words with out saying anything is kind of grating. According to my pre-teen: "This author just says 'and' over and over. And this and this and that and that." B...
Gene
Gene rated it 2 years ago
A group read with a bunch of Pantaloonless Buddies.A group of young boys are dumped on a small island in the middle of Atlantic. The reason for this is very sketchy and the tale starts right after this event. For a while it was all fun and games until it was not: primitive instincts took over and fo...
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