William Golding Quote
“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.”
Lord of the Flies ch. 12 (1954)
“Aren't there any grownups at all?
I don't think so.
The fair boy said this solemnly; but then the delight of a realized ambition overcame him. In the middle of the scar he stood on his head and grinned at the reversed fat boy.
Ch. 1: The Sound of the Shell - Lord of the Flies (1954)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWilliam Golding
Born: September 19, 1911
Died: June 19, 1993 (aged 81)
Bio: Sir William Gerald Golding, CBE was a British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, best known for his novel Lord of the Flies. He was also 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.
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