The Sound And The Fury

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307792153
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“I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. . . . I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.” —from The Sound and the Fury The Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, the character’s voices and actions mesh to create what is arguably Faulkner’s masterpiece and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.

Surviving

Author: Henry Green
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448137845
Size: 65.67 MB
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Edited by the author's grandson, the novelist Matthew Yorke, and with an Introduction by John Updike, this book is an excellent selection of Henry Green's uncollected writings. It includes a number of outstanding stories never previously published, written during the '20s and '30s ("Bees", "Saturday", "Excursion", and the remarkable "Mood" among them). It contains a highly entertaining account of Green's service in the London Fire Brigade during the War; a short play written in the 1950s; and a selection of his journalism, including revelatory articles about the craft of writing, a marvellous evocation of Venice, a description of falling in love, reviews which illuminate his literary enthusiasm and the entertaining interview with Terry Southern for the Paris Review. It is rounded off with a biographical memoir by Green's son, Sebastian Yorke. Fascinating and invaluable as an introduction to Green, Surviving casts new light on his work and illustrates the many facets of this exceptional writer, one of the two most important English novelists of his time.

As I Lay Dying

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: iHelp Press
ISBN:
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Written in 1930, William’s Faulkner’s “tour de force” As I Lay Dying is consistently ranked among the best novels of the 20th-century literature. Utilizing the stream of consciousness writing technique, the novel tells the story through 15 different characters over 59 chapters. It is the story of Addie Burden and her family’s quest and motivations to fulfill her wish to be buried in the town of Jefferson. William Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1949 for his novels prior to that date, including this book. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked As I Lay Dying 35th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

All My Relatives

Author: Bonnie TuSmith
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472082858
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Challenges the prevailing notion that the work of all American writers reflects a sense of determined individualism

The Unvanquished

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307792196
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Set in Mississippi during the Civil War and Reconstruction, THE UNVANQUISHED focuses on the Sartoris family, who, with their code of personal responsibility and courage, stand for the best of the Old South's traditions. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Go Down Moses

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 144342112X
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Go Down, Moses is the unforgettable story of the McCaslin clan of fictional Yoknapatawpha County. Spanning more than a century, the triumphs and misfortunes of the clan are examined from a variety of perspectives with "Uncle Ike" McCaslin providing the unifying voice and serving as keeper of the family’s history. Through the eyes of Ike and other memorable characters William Faulkner's novel examines slavery and race, the problems that arise with ownership, property and inheritance, and man's relationship with nature. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

A Fable

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1443421227
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A Fable tells the story of Corporal Stephen, an allegorical figure whose traitorous actions stop, briefly, fighting in a small part of the front in France during the First World War. Told from various perspectives, A Fable explores the humanity of war and the nature of power. Author William Faulkner considered A Fable to be his masterpiece, and laboured more than a decade on the manuscript. The novel won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and is now considered one of the major works in Faulkner’s canon. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Light In August

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446485528
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A landmark in American fiction, Light in August explores Faulkner's central theme: the nature of evil. Joe Christmas - a man doomed, deracinated and alone - wanders the Deep South in search of an identity, and a place in society. After killing his perverted God-fearing lover, it becomes inevitable that he is pursued by a lynch-hungry mob. Yet after the sacrifice, there is new life, a determined ray of light in Faulkner's complex and tragic world.

Three Famous Short Novels

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307946754
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Contains the American novelist's greatest short novels: "Spotted Horses," "Old Man," and "The Bear."

Pylon

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 1443421170
Size: 59.92 MB
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Roger Shumann, a 1920s barnstorming pilot, parachuters Laverne and Jack, and their mechanic, Jiggs, live fast and hard, without thought to the consequences their actions have on their fellow pilots and their families. Rumours of their incest and rampant alcoholism attract the attention of a local newspaperman—known only as The Reporter—who is pulled into the their circle and forced to confront the tragic realisation that he, too, has moved beyond the constraints of human morality. One of the few novels by William Faulkner to take place outside of fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Pylon was originally published in 1935, and is now regarded as an important meditation on the loss of human values in the face of modernity. HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.