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09/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

William Golding, "Lord Of The Flies" Author, Tried To Rape Teenager, Private Papers Show

The Nobel laureate Sir William Golding, whose novel Lord of the Flies turned notions of childhood innocence on their head, admitted in private papers that he had tried to rape a 15-year-old girl during his teenage years, it emerged today.

Golding's papers also described how he had experimented, while a teacher at a public school, with setting boys against one another in the manner of Lord of the Flies, which tells the story of young air crash survivors on a desert island during a nuclear war.

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