WorldCat Identities

Golding, William 1911-1993

Overview
Works: 834 works in 3,958 publications in 8 languages and 93,452 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Sea stories  Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Historical fiction  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Other, Creator, Former owner, Honoree
Classifications: PR6013.O35, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by William Golding, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by William Golding
Lord of the flies by William Golding ( Book )
632 editions published between 1854 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 14,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island
Lord of the flies by William Golding ( Recording )
115 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,366 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 )
130 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,173 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 )
86 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 3,056 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 )
67 editions published between 1580 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,832 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 2,679 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 )
41 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,384 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 )
65 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the superficially placid English village of Stillbourne, The Pyramid represents three episodes in the life of Oliver-as a schoolboy, an undergraduate, and a mature young man. A compelling tale about Oliver's increasing awareness of the deeper meanings of the relationships and events of his youth
Free fall by William Golding ( Book )
116 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,207 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
Pincher Martin by William Golding ( Book )
144 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,112 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 Martin's will to live as the sum total of his life
Close quarters by William Golding ( Book )
45 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,016 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
Fire down below by William Golding ( Book )
37 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sequel to: Close quarters
The scorpion god; three short novels by William Golding ( Book )
51 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tre korte romaner med motiv fra fortiden
A moving target by William Golding ( Book )
27 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verzameling lezingen, boekbesprekingen en reisverhalen
The hot gates, and other occasional pieces by William Golding ( Book )
46 editions published between 1961 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,478 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 )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,370 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
The brass butterfly: a play in three acts by William Golding ( Book )
60 editions published between 1957 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the author's Envoy extraordinary
To the ends of the earth : a sea trilogy by William Golding ( Book )
37 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sea novels set in the early nineteenth century.__
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
El señor de las moscas by William Golding ( Book )
82 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stranded on an island while an atomic war destroys the rest of the world, a group of young boys revert to savagery as they struggle to survive
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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. 1911-1993
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
גולדינג, וילים ג'רלד 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
Languages
English (1,861)
Spanish (80)
German (38)
Swedish (3)
Danish (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
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