Light in August

Light in August

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Book - 1990
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Random House, Inc.
The 2005 Summer Selection is available in an exclusive three volume boxed edition that includes a special reader’s guide with an introduction by Oprah Winfrey.

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As I Lay Dying

This novel is the harrowing account of the Bundren family’s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Told in turns by each of the family members–including Addie herself–the novel ranges in mood from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Originally published in 1930.

The Sound and the Fury
First published in 1929, Faulkner created his “heart’s darling,” the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers–the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin and the monstrous Jason.

Light in August
Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner’s most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, mysterious drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry. Originally published in 1932.

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Baker & Taylor
Presents three novels, including "As I Lay Dying," in which the Bundren family journeys across Mississippi to bury their mother, "The Sound and the Fury," in which Caddy Compson's story is narrated by her three brothers, and "Light in August," in which the lives of several characters intersect in a small Mississippi town.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1990, 1932
Edition: Vintage international ed
ISBN: 9780307275325
9780679732266
0679732268
Characteristics: 512 p. ; 21 cm

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Jan 02, 2016

A phenomenal book; subtle, soft, bloody, mysterious. All that and pleasurable to read, especially in comparison with 'The Sound and the Fury'.

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