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Light in August The Corrected Text (Hardcover)

Author:  William Faulkner Foreword By:  C. E. Morgan
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 067964248X
ISBN-13: 9780679642480
Sku: 30865859
Publish Date: 4/1/2002
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 6L x 1T
Pages:  496
Edition Number:  2002
Age Range:  NA
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Sitting beside the road, watching the wagon mount the hill toward her, Lena thinks, "I have come from Alabama: a fur piece. All the way from Alabama a-walking. A fur piece." (from the first line)
In a novel about hopeless perseverance in the face of mortality, guileless Lena Grove searches for the father of her unborn child, Reverend Hightower is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen, and drifter Joe Christmas is consumed by his mixed ancestry. 10,000 first printing. *Author: Faulkner, William *Series Title: Modern Library *Subtitle: The Corrected Text *Publication Date: 2002/04/01 *Number of Pages: 512 *Binding Type: Hardbound *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 8.25
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In a novel about hopeless perseverance in the face of mortality, guileless Lena Grove searches for the father of her unborn child, Reverend Hightower is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen, and drifter Joe Christmas is consumed by his mixed ancestry.
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William Faulkner's 1932 novel, LIGHT IN AUGUST, takes place in the first two decades of the 20th century. Its characters are mostly marginal outcasts, but most of the story concerns Joe Christmas, an orphaned man with a mysterious past who believes himself to be part black and is, accordingly, shunned--until he meets a tragic and gruesome end at the hands of the aptly named Percy Grimm, a driven and obsessive bigot who embodies the worst of his society. Faulkner originally titled this powerful novel DARK HOUSE, but after a chance remark from his wife he went into his study, crossed out that title, and replaced it with LIGHT IN AUGUST. Like so many of Faulkner's novels from this period onward, this one deals with the difficulties of transcending race and gender in the American South.
Author Bio
William Faulkner
William Faulkner was born in Mississippi, where he lived most of his life. He had little formal education. He dropped out of high school in 10th grade and joined the Canadian Air Force, just missing World War I. He was later admitted to the University of Mississippi as a special student, but dropped out after a year to write for a newspaper in New Orleans, where he also wrote fiction and published his first novel, SOLDIERS' PAY. After a brief trip to Europe in his late 20s, he settled down in Mississippi to write, and in 1929 published SARTORIS, the first volume in his Yoknapatawpha saga, which followed the fortunes of several Southern families as they rise and fall from Civil War times to the mid-20th century. Faulkner was also, briefly, a Hollywood script writer in the 1930s, but not a very successful one. The author of numerous novels and short stories, most of them set in his native state, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950. He also won the Pulitzer and the National Book Award, among other honors. Faulkner once listed the things he needed in order to write as "paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." At the age of 64, he was injured in a fall from a horse and died shortly thereafter of a heart attack.

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New York Times Book Review
"LIGHT IN AUGUST is a powerful novel, a book which secures Mr. Faulkner's place in the front rank of American writers of fiction. He definitely has removed the objection made against him that he cannot lift his eyes above the dunghill. There are time when Mr. Faulkner is not unaware of the stars." - J. Donald Adams 10/09/1932

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