Light in August: FAULKNER, William (1897-1962) Light in August: FAULKNER, William (1897-1962) Light in August: FAULKNER, William (1897-1962) Light in August: FAULKNER, William (1897-1962)

Light in August

FAULKNER, William (1897-1962)

Published by Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, New York, 1932
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Printing (so stated), first issue (with "Jefferson" for "Mottstown" on line 1, p. 340), one of only 8,500 copies. 8vo: [2],480pp. Publisher's first-state binding of coarsely woven oatmeal cloth, upper cover stamped in orange, spine in blue, top edge stained orange, fore-edge untrimmed, title-page vignette by Rockwell Kent; pictorial dust jacket, priced $2.50. Fine, square, tight and unmarked, in a Near Fine or better jacket (having benefited from skillful restoration to spine panel tips-involving neither lettering nor design), with vibrant front panel, very lightly faded spine panel (lettering and design still strong and bright). Petersen A13.1a. Time 100. "Faulkner's grave meditation on race, violence and all the fraught legacies of the South, [and] the first in which he confronted head-on the poisons of racism. . . . This book is less daring structurally than The Sound and the Fury or As I Lay Dying. . . . But the force of Faulkner's genius is entirely in play." (Time 100) The seventh of Faulkner's nineteen novels and the fifth of fourteen set primarily in Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, the apocryphal town and county he created. Though his longest novel, it took only six months to write, from mid-August, 1931, to mid-February, 1932. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1162

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Title: Light in August

Publisher: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, New York

Publication Date: 1932

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine-

Edition: First Edition.

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