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The death and burial of Addie Bundren is told by members of her family, as they cart the coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi, to bury her among her ...Show synopsisThe death and burial of Addie Bundren is told by members of her family, as they cart the coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi, to bury her among her people. And as the intense desires, fears and rivalries of the family are revealed in the vernacular of the Deep South, Faulkner presents a portrait of extraordinary power - as epic as the Old Testament, as American as Huckleberry Finn.Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. Annotation throughout. General paperback wear, bends in...Fair. Annotation throughout. General paperback wear, bends in spine, possible bends from reading on the cover, and may have a bookstore stamp inside cover. Quick response!
Description:First edition, second issue with p.11 initial "I" correctly...First edition, second issue with p.11 initial "I" correctly aligned, in the preferred binding with a slight margin above the title on the front cover. Spine very slightly cocked, light foxing to page edges (inside clean), otherwise bright and near fine. Lacking dust jacket.
Description:First British edition, first issue. Octavo, original blue boards...First British edition, first issue. Octavo, original blue boards with spine title in silver. Light fading to the spine and some foxing to the text block in a very good dust jacket that shows light wear. Overall a nice copy. Winner of the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature and the 1955 and 1963 Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction, William Faulkner fiction is an unparalled depiction of the culture Old South and its transition into a new era. As I Lay Dying is a tour de force. "For range of effect, philosophical weight, originality of style, variety of characterization, humor, and tragic intensity, [Faulkner's works] are without equal in our time and country" (Robert Penn Warren). "No man ever put more of his heart and soul into the written word than did William Faulkner. If you want to know all you can about that heart and soul, the fiction where he put it is still right there" (Eudora Welty).
Description:Very Good. New York: Jonathan Cape, 1930. First Edition, First...Very Good. New York: Jonathan Cape, 1930. First Edition, First Printing; Second issue with the "I" on page 11 properly aligned. Lacking the original dust jacket. Though pages are free of markings, evidence of erased pencil notations is lightly visible throughout. Faint smudges and offsetting to a few pages. Previous owner details on front paste down. Binding lightly shaken; Spine bowed inwards. Very light edge wear.
Description:First edition. Small octavo. Hardcover with dust jacket. Second...First edition. Small octavo. Hardcover with dust jacket. Second impression, with the letter "I" on p. 11 correctly aligned. VG/G. Some staining on boards at lower part of spine and front corner; traces of reddish stains on bottom edge. Textblock slightly warped. Dust jacket soiled, with spotting on front panel, and staining at bottom of rear panel. Jacket chipped at extremities, with two large chips at spine ends. JR Consignment. Shelved in Case #2.
Publisher: New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. First printing, second issue ("I"...Fine in Fine jacket. First printing, second issue ("I" correctly aligned). An about fine book in a fine first issue dust jacket with only an internal repair to the spine fold. The jacket is otherwise extremely bright, sharp and crisp.
Description:Near fine in a jacket with a shallow chip at the top of the...Near fine in a jacket with a shallow chip at the top of the spine (affecting no printing) and a light coin-sized dampstain at the bottom of the spine. 254 pp. 12mo,
Edition: 1st ed.; first printing with dropped “I” on p. 11; preferred
Binding: publisher's cloth in dust jacket.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape: Harrison Smith,
Description:A bright, sharp copy with a light splash at the top of the front...A bright, sharp copy with a light splash at the top of the front board, a small area of the usual discoloration from the adhesive at the gutters, and the slightest of rubbing to the extremities of the spine. In an attractive jacket slightly darkened at... 254 pp. 8vo,
Description:Jonathan Cape: Harrison Smith: NY (1930). 7.5 x 5", custom bound...Jonathan Cape: Harrison Smith: NY (1930). 7.5 x 5", custom bound in two-tone brown leather with black vulture silhouette on front cover, dw bound in along with cloth covers, 254pp, minor text staining on few pp, some interior wear but a most attractive copy. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE, SIGNED WITH NOT ON DUST WRAPPER BY FAULKNER.
This book is really good if you're willing to read it. Faulkner, traditionally, is somewhat of a deterrent to many, but his writing in this novel is understandable and emotionally-charged. That said, the book is not for everyone; there are some strong themes of adultery, madness, and the cruelty of ...
William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying is a kind of comic allegory of family, duty, honor, and pride. Scene upon scene are plainly grotesque: Addie, the Bundren ancestor, looks out of the window to see her son Cash building a coffin, her body placed in reverse to accommodate her bridal gown, the smell ...
The story shifts point of view in this epic tale of a disfuctional family. The story is told out of order due to switching perspectives. A family comes to terms with thier mother's death. The fueding brothers Darl and Jewel take up most of this sad tale.
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