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Set This House on Fire

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Three Americans converge in an Italian village shortly after World War II. One is a naive Southern lawyer. One is a rough-edged artist with a fatal penchant for alcohol. And one is a charming and priapic aristocrat who may be the closest thing possible to pure wickedness in an age that has banished the devil along with God. Out of their collective alchemy William Styron has crafted an electrifying and deeply unsettling novel of rape, murder, and suicide — a work with a Dostoevskian insight into the dreadful persuasiveness of evil.

Review:

"Immediately impressive...the sense of the striking scene...the fine ear for dialogue, the sharp observation of cities and scenery and interiors." The New York Times Book Review

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:
9780679736745
Author:
Styron, William
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Styron, William
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Artist's block -- Fiction.
Subject:
Artist's block.
Subject:
Americans -- Europe -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;novel;literature;italy;europe;suicide;murder
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
19930131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
520
Dimensions:
8.03x5.24x.99 in. .97 lbs.

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