This title includes seven dramatic stories which reveal Faulkner's compassionate understanding of the Deep South. His characters are humble people who live out their lives within the same small circle of the earth, who die unrecorded. Their epitaphs make a fitting introduction to one of the great American writers of the century.
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Born in 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi, William Faulkner was the son of a family proud of their prominent role in the history of the south. He grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, and left high school at fifteen to work in his grandfather's bank. Rejected by the US military in 1915, he joined the Canadian flyers with the RAF, but was still in training when the war ended. Returning home, he studied at the University of Mississippi and visited Europe briefly in 1925. His first poem was published in The New Republic in 1919. His first book of verse and early novels followed, but his major work began with the publication of The Sound and the Fury in 1929. As I Lay Dying (1930), Sanctuary (1931), Light in August (1932), Absalom, Absalom! (1936) and The Wild Palms (1939) are the key works of his great creative period leading up to Intruder in the Dust (1948). During the 1930s, he worked in Hollywood on film scripts, notably The Blue Lamp, co-written with Raymond Chandler. William Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949 and the Pulitzer Prize for The Reivers just before his death in July 1962.
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Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1960. Book Condition: Fair. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9595595
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 1960. 269 pages. This is an ex-Library book. Pictorial dust jacket over blue board. Ex-library with usual stamps. Text pages generally clean with some foxing to a few pages. Endpapers and text block edges moderately tanned and foxed. Binding is firm. Moderate wear to covers, rubbing along edges, bumping to spine ends, marks and stains. Spine is faded. Unclipped dust jacket lightly tanned, with chips to pine ends and corners, tear to front cover. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1444038587RF
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Uniform edition, first thus. VG+ in VG+ unclipped dw. No inscriptions. Text clean and unmarked. Some shelf-wear, Very small section of loss to head of spine. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8033486952295487390
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-039-72-4628704