SHAME

Lord of the Flies Author Attempted Rape

William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, admitted in his private papers that while he was a teenager, he tried to rape a 15-year-old girl, The Times of London reported Sunday. Just as the characters of Lord of the Flies turned against each other, Golding’s papers also reveal that as a teacher at public school, Golding had experimented with pitting students against each other by dividing them into gangs. John Carey, an emeritus English literature professor at Oxford, was granted access to Golding’s personal journals and an unpublished memoir and will publish his findings in biography of the Nobel-prize winner.