Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time
From the Modern Libraryâ€™s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by William Faulknerâ€”also available are Snopes, As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!, and Selected Short Stories
One of William Faulknerâ€™s most admired and accessible novels, Light in August reveals the great American author at the height of his powers. Lena Groveâ€™s resolute search for the father of her unborn child begets a rich, poignant, and ultimately hopeful story of perseverance in the face of mortality. It also acquaints us with several of Faulknerâ€™s most unforgettable characters, including the Reverend Gail Hightower, plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen, and Joe Christmas, a ragged, itinerant soul obsessed with his mixed-race ancestry. Powerfully entwining these charactersâ€™ stories, Light in August brings to life Faulknerâ€™s imaginary South, one of literatureâ€™s great invented landscapes, in all of its unerringly fascinating glory. Along with a new Foreword by C. E. Morgan, this edition reproduces the corrected text of Light in August as established in 1985 by Faulkner expert Noel Polk.
Author : William Faulkner
ISBN : 067964248X
Language : English
No of Pages : 496
Publication Date : 4/2/2002
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 8.1x5.8x1.2
Book weight : 0.01
Write a review
Your Review: Note: HTML is not translated!
Rating: Bad Good
Enter the code in the box below: