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Golding, William 1911-1993

Works: 883 works in 3,837 publications in 11 languages and 92,840 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Sea stories  Biography  Drama  Historical fiction  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Creator, Former owner
Classifications: PR6013.O35, 823.914
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Most widely held works by William Golding
Lord of the flies by William Golding ( Book )
622 editions published between 1854 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 14,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schooboys marooned on a desert island
Lord of the flies by William Golding ( Recording )
99 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following a world war, a group of school boys survives a plane crash on a deserted island and creates a hellish environment leading to savagery and murder. Two leaders--one civilized, one depraved--epitomize the forces that war eternally in the human spirit
The inheritors by William Golding ( Book )
128 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eight Neanderthals encounter another race of beings like themselves, yet strangely different. This new race, Homo sapiens, fascinating in their skills and sophistication, terrifying in their cruelty, sense of guilt, and incipient corruption, spell doom for the more gentle folk whose world they will inherit
The spire by William Golding ( Book )
78 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in English and held by 2,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dean builds his cathedral spire higher and higher--an impossibility in stone--and, as it rises, its shadow falls darkly on the world below
Rites of passage by William Golding ( Book )
60 editions published between 1580 and 2005 in English and held by 2,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edmund Talbot recounts his voyage from England to the Antipodes, and the humiliating confrontation between the stern Captain Anderson and the nervous parson, James Colley, which leads to the latter's death
Darkness visible by William Golding ( Book )
51 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hideously scarred and orphaned during the bombing of London, Matty sees himself as set apart from others, and his wanderings bring him into contact with Mr. Pedigree, a respected teacher and obsessed pederast, and Sophy and Toni, angelic-looking terrorist twins
The paper men by William Golding ( Book )
43 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English novelist Wilifred Barclay finds his life crumbling around him while being pursued by an American professor who wants to write his biography. He finally seeks revenge
The pyramid by William Golding ( Book )
59 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oliver is eighteen and wants to enjoy himself before going to university. But this is the 1920s and he lives in Stilbourne, a small English country town where everyone knows what everyone else is getting up to, and where love, lust and rebellion are closely followed by revenge and embarrassment
Free fall by William Golding ( Book )
109 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samuel Mountjoy, an artist, is promised torture in a prisoner-of-war camp, then locked in a cell in total darkness to wait. Sammy comes from his cell like Lazarus from the tomb, seeing infinity in a grain of sand and eternity in an hour. He sees too what men might be, and what he has made of himself by gradual progressive choice. It sends him on a pilgrimage back through his life, seeking its point of departure
Close quarters by William Golding ( Book )
38 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sequel to: Rites of passage. Recounts the further adventures of the eighteenth-century fighting ship, converted at the close of the Napoleonic War to carry passengers and cargo from England to Australia
The scorpion god; three short novels by William Golding ( Book )
51 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tre korte romaner med motiv fra fortiden
Pincher Martin by William Golding ( Book )
117 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sole survivor of a torpedoed destroyer is miraculously cast up on a huge, barren rock in mid-Atlantic. Pitted against him are the sea, the sun, the night cold, and the terror of his isolation. At the core of this raging tale of physical and psychological violence lies Christopher Martins will to live as the sum total of his life
A moving target by William Golding ( Book )
28 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verzameling lezingen, boekbesprekingen en reisverhalen
The hot gates, and other occasional pieces by William Golding ( Book )
39 editions published between 1961 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty selections from the author's short prose which he considers his best: essays on teaching, sailing, the classical world, America, and two autobiographical pieces
The double tongue by William Golding ( Book )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The making of a priestess in ancient Greece. She is Arieka, now an old woman, who describes how she was discovered by a cynical high priest who ran the Delphi oracle and trained her to be a mouthpiece for the god, Apollo. A look at the management of an oracle, including telling people what they want to hear
Fire down below by William Golding ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sequel to: Close quarters
The brass butterfly: a play in three acts by William Golding ( Book )
52 editions published between 1957 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the author's Envoy extraordinary
Pincher Martin (The two deaths of Christopher Martin) by William Golding ( Book )
11 editions published between 1956 and 1984 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extreme physical deprivation and psychological isolation slowly erode the survival instincts of a sailor shipwrecked on a huge rock in the Atlantic
Fire down below by William Golding ( Book )
23 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our study deals with the question of whether the structure and nature of Islamic religiosity differs significantly from the religiosity of adherents of the three major Christian confessions. Four religious culturol settings - a Bosnian Muslim one, a Slovenian Catholic one, a Serbian Orthodox one and an American Protestant one - are compared on the basis of a variety of measures of religiosity, resulting from a survey carried out on large student samples in 2005. Allthough certain cultural peculiarities of the Muslim group are noticeable, these peculiarities do not suffice to characterize Islamic religiosity as significantly structurally different as compared to the three Christian groups. On the other hand, some interesting differences appeared in the comparison of the two most intensively religious groups: the American Protestants and the Bosnian Muslims
Talk : conversations with William Golding by Jack I Biles ( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Golding, Vilʹi︠a︡m, 1911-1993
Golding, Vilijam
Golding, Vilijam, 1911-1993
Golding, Viljem
Golding, William
Golding, William, 1911-1993
Golding, William Gerald
Golding, William Gerald, 1911-
Golding, William Gerald, 1911-1993
Golding, William Gerard.
Golding, Williams
Goldings, V. (Viljams), 1911-1993
Goldings, Viljams, 1911-1993
Ǧūldinǧ, Wīliyām, 1911-1993
Голдинг, Уильям, 1911-1993
Голдинг, Уильям Джеральд 1911-1993
Ґолдінґ, Вільям, 1911-1993
جولدينج، ويليام، 1911-1993
غولدنغ، وليام، 1911-1993
ويليام جولدينج، 1911-1993
ウィリアムゴールディング, 1911-1993
ゴールディング, ウィリアム
English (1,750)
German (48)
Multiple languages (4)
French (2)
Italian (2)
Danish (2)
Spanish (1)
Japanese (1)
Russian (1)
Hebrew (1)
Korean (1)