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Golding, Sir William Line breaks: Sir Wil|liam Gold|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈɡəʊldɪŋ/

Definition of Golding, Sir William in English:

( 1911–93), English novelist; full name Sir William Gerald Golding. He achieved literary success with his first novel, Lord of the Flies (1954), about boys stranded on a desert island who revert to savagery. Other notable works: Rites of Passage (Booker Prize, 1980). Nobel Prize for Literature (1983).

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