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Absalom, Absalom!
Author: William Faulkner

ISBN: 9780099475118
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 4 April 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.0 x 2.7
Beautifully rejacketed, this is Faulkner's gripping, dark tale of pride and prejudice in the Deep South

Quentin Compson and Shreve, his Harvard room-mate, are obsessed by the rise and fall of Thomas Sutpen. As a poor white boy, Sutpen was turned away from a plantation owner's mansion by a Negro butler. From then on, Sutpen determined to be a Virginia plantation owner himself. His ambitions are soon realized: plantation, marriage, children, his own troop to fight in the Civil War. . . but Sutpen returns to find his estate in ruins. Worse, Charles, son of Sutpen's first repudiated to a partly coloured girl, seeks engagement to Sutpen's daughter, Judith. When Charles realizes this he offers to give up Judith for recognition by Sutpen.

About the Author

William Faulkner was born in Mississippi in 1897. A legend of American letters, he is the author of THE SOUND AND THE FURY, ABSALOM, ABSALOM!, AS I LAY DYING, and many other works. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950, and died in 1962.

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