By William Faulkner
First released in 1936, Absalom, Absalom! is William Faulkner’s 9th novel and one in every of his such a lot well-liked. It tells the tale of Thomas Sutpen and his ruthless, single-minded try to forge a dynasty in Jefferson, Mississippi, in 1830. even if his grand layout is finally destroyed by means of his personal sons, a century later the determine of Sutpen maintains to hang-out younger Quentin Compson, who's captivated with his family members legacy and that of the previous South. “Faulkner’s novels have the standard of being lived, absorbed, remembered instead of in simple terms observed,” famous Malcolm Cowley. “Absalom, Absalom! is structurally the soundest of all of the novels within the Yoknapatawpha series—and it earnings energy in retrospect.” This variation follows the textual content of Absalom, Absalom! as corrected in 1986 below the path of Faulkner professional Noel Polk and lines a brand new Foreword through John Jeremiah Sullivan.
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Absalom, Absalom! (Modern Library) by William Faulkner