Light In August: The Corrected Text

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Light in August: The Corrected Text

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by William Faulkner—also available are Snopes, As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!, and Selected Short Stories


One of William Faulkner’s most admired and accessible novels, Light in August reveals the great American author at the height of his powers. Lena Grove’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 Faulkner’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 characters’ stories, Light in August brings to life Faulkner’s imaginary South, one of literature’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.

Specifications of Light in August: The Corrected Text

GENERAL
AuthorWilliam Faulkner
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-10067964248X
ISBN-139780679642480
PublisherModern Library
Number Of Pages496
Publication Date2002-04-02
DIMENSIONS
Height8.32 inch.
Length5.68 inch.
Width1.26 inch.
Weight1.25 pounds.

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