Light in August (Modern Library College Editions Series)

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9780075536482: Light in August (Modern Library College Editions Series)

"Light In August", a novel which celebrates human hopefulness and perseverance against the reality of mortality, features some of Faulkner's most memorable characters: Joe Christmas, a desperate, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry; the Reverend Gail Hightower, who is haunted by visions of a Confederate cavalryman; and the guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child. This unabridged audio program presents the text of "Light In August" as corrected in 1985 in its entirety.

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To declare that Light in August is William Faulkner's finest work would be to invoke debate of irreconcilable conclusion. Yet for many followers of Faulkner, this novel showcases many of his best moments and characters. As usual, he mines the rich soil of Mississippi mud to create his subjects, this time in the form of Reverend Gail Hightower, Lena Grove and Joe Christmas. The issue of black and white and rich and poor is prevalent, though to draw lines that clear would be a disservice to Faulkner's immensely layered text and the multicolored beauty of his writing.

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The Bookcassette® format is a special recording technique developed as a means of condensing the full, unabridged audio text of a book to record it on fewer tapes. In order to listen to these tapes, you will need a cassette player with balance control to adjust left/right speaker output. Special adaptors to allow these tapes to be played on any cassette player are available through the publisher or some US retail electronics stores.

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