This novel won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part ...Read MoreThis novel won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part of the Faulkner canon.Read Less
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. DJ HAS MINOR EDGE WEAR. STICKER RESIDUE ON FRONT COVER UPPER RIGHT CORNER. TOP SPINE ENDS RAGGED. PRICE CLIPPED. BOOK LOOKS SHARP BUT THERE IS SOME SLIGHT FADING ALONG THE TOP EDGE AND A... 437 p. DUST JACKET HAS CROSS WITH TITLE BELOW IT ON BLUE BACKGROUND. BOOK HAS MAROON COVER WITH 3 CROSSES ON FRONT. 8 1/2" BY 6"
The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, PA, 1976. Limited Edition, NEW, Hard Cover, Size=6."x9.", 462pgs. "Limited First Edition of "A Fable " is published by The Franklin Library exclusively for members of the First Edition Society". Brand New copy. Clean, bright and very tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Full maroon leather binding with 5 raised spine ribs, gold gilt lettering and decorations, all around page end gold gilt, attached brown satin page marker, and brown silk moire endpapers. Unopened and unread. The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. Illustrated by Robert J. Lee. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Good in Good jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Copyright date 1954, first printing, maroon cloth over boards with silver and cream lettering and design on the front and on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Grey colored inside covers front and back. Browning, and some soiling to the inside covers front and back. Stamped three crosses on the front board. Page edges show somewhere and soiling the damp staining to the top page edges does not interfere with the text. Dust Jacket no bent flaps nor is it price clipped crease on the lower inside flap. Light sun fading to the spine, two small chips out of the head of the spine. Dust jacket shows edge wear. Back inside flap bottom has some black soiling. Dust jacket is now protected by a clear cover. While there is some damp staining to the top of the pages the textblock is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book.
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First edition, first prnt. First state with maroon cloth and blue & blindstamped crosses on the front board, silver & tan lettering on spine, blue-gray endpapers, "First Printing" on the copyright page and apparent faint topstain in gray. First issue dustjacket with "8/54" on front flap. The book is a bright, clean copy with just-beginning foxing on the fore and top edges; the dustjacket is price-clipped with beginning toning to the flap upper edges and spine, minimal edgewear, mostly at the spine head and a small stain on the rear flap. Near Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Actual image of the book; not a stock photo.
Fine. Dust Jacket Included. First edition, first printing. Publisher's original burgundy cloth, with three cross illustrations stamped in blind and black to the front board, light pink and metallic silver lettering to the spine; original dust jacket designed by Riki Levinson. A fine copy, with a hint of wear to the extremities, unfaded spine, bright and clean interior; unclipped dust jacket, with very light wear to the extremities, bright panels, only a slight hint of toning to the spine. Overall, an attractive copy. Written over the course of nine years from December 1944 through November 1953, A Fable is, as Random House proclaims, "the crowning achievement of William Faulkner's distinguished career." Partly based on the author's experience as a pilot during World War I, the plot is set in the trenches of France. The story takes place over the course of seven days and examines the internal conflicts each man must go through, a point which is emphasized by the parallels Faulkner draws between Corporal Stephan's struggles and the week-long Passion of Jesus Christ before his crucifixion. A Fable won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
Fine. 437pp. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in full rust brown morocco; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. New York: Random House, (1954). First edition. A fine copy.
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