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Publisher Comments:

“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” —William Faulkner

Absalom, Absalom! is Faulkner’s epic tale of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who comes to Jefferson, Mississippi, in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. He was a man, Faulkner said, “who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him.”

Synopsis:

The story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. He was a man, Faulkner said, "who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him."

About the Author

William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi, on September 25, 1897. Faulkner had begun writing poems when he was a schoolboy and published a poetry collection in 1924 at his own expense. In 1950, Faulkner traveled to Sweden to accept the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature. He died of a heart attack on July 6, 1962.

Table of Contents

Absalom, Absalom! — The Unvanquished — If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem [The Wild Palms] — The Hamlet.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679641438
Subtitle:
The Corrected Text
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Faulkner, William
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Family -- Mississippi -- Fiction.
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Plantation life
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Sutpen family
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1990
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
313

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Family Life
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » General

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"Synopsis" by , The story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. He was a man, Faulkner said, "who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him."
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