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Lie Down in Darkness

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Publisher Comments:

In this novel, the South looms dark and ominous in the background with its Biblical rhetoric, its conflict between a tradition of religious fundamentalism and modern skepticism, racial contrasts and the industrialization of a rural society.

More than a novel of time and place, it is the story of a tormented family submerged infidelity and driven by a vengeful love that is blocked, hurt and perverted: Peyton Loftis, who frantically needs a husband precisely because she loves her father; the decadent Milton, whose infidelity has made his marriage no more than a stage drama; and Helen, his wife, who loves only what she can control.

Synopsis:

William Styron traces the betrayals and infidelities — the heritage of spite and endlessly disappointed love — that afflict the members of a Southern family and that culminate in the suicide of the beautiful Peyton Loftis.

About the Author

One of the great writers of the generation succeeding that of Hemingway and Faulkner, William Styron is renowned for the elegance of his prose and his powerful moral engagement. His books include Lie Down in Darkness, The Long March, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice, This Quiet Dust, and Darkness Visible. He has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the American Book Award, the Howells Medal, and the Edward MacDowell Medal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679735977
Author:
Styron, William
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Styron, William
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Suicide victims
Subject:
Suicide victims -- Fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
Bd. 149
Publication Date:
19920331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x .84 in .6 lb

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