The Sound and the Fury

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Nora Roberts
ISBN:
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"Backgrounds" begins with the appendix Faulkner wrote in 1945 and sometimes referred to as another telling of The Sound and the Fury and includes a selection of Faulkner's letters, excerpts from two Faulkner interviews, a memoir by Faulknerís friend Ben Wasson, and both versions of Faulkner's 1933 introduction to the novel. "Cultural and Historical Contexts" presents four different perspectives on the place of the American South in history. Taken together, these works—by C. Vann Woodward, Richard H. King, Carolyn Porter, and Robert Penn Warren—provide the reader with valuable contexts for understanding the novel. "Criticism" includes seventeen essays on The Sound and the Fury that collectively trace changes in the way we have viewed this novel over the last four decades. The critics are Jean-Paul Sartre, Irving Howe, Ralph Ellison, Olga W. Vickery, Cleanth Brooks, Michael Millgate, John T. Irwin, Myra Jehlen, Donald M. Kartiganer, David Minter, Warwick Wadlington, John T. Matthews, Thadious M. Davis, Wesley Morris and Barbara Alverson Morris, Minrose C. Gwin, André Bleikasten, and Philip M. Weinstein. A revised Selected Bibliography is also included.

Pride and Prejudice Fourth Edition Norton Critical Editions

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393270645
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The Norton Critical Edition of Pride and Prejudice has been revised to reflect the most current scholarly approaches to Austen’s most widely read novel. The text is that of the 1813 first edition, accompanied by revised and expanded explanatory annotations. This Norton Critical Edition also includes: · Biographical portraits of Austen by members of her family and, new to the Fourth Edition, those by Jon Spence (Becoming Jane Austen) and Paula Byrne (The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things). · Fourteen critical essays, eleven of them new to the Fourth Edition, reflecting the finest current scholarship. Contributors include Janet Todd, Andrew Elfenbein, Felicia Bonaparte, and Tiffany Potter, among others. · “Writers on Austen”—a new section of brief comments by Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Henry James, and others. · A Chronology and revised and expanded Selected Bibliography.

The Sound and the Fury

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439571064
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Retells the tragic times of the Compson family, including beautiful, rebellious Caddy; man-child Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic and Dilsey, their black servant.

As I Lay Dying

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 155199853X
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As I Lay Dying is Faulkner's harrowing account of the Bundren family's odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. As they carry Addie in a homemade coffin, pulled along by a team of mules, the Bundrens are haunted by greed and fear—their journey both mocks and confirms our humanity. Their story is told in turn by each of the family members—including Addie herself—as well as those they encounter on their way. This fractured viewpoint epitomizes Faulkner's visceral modernist style, as the varied voices reveal secrets, expose desires, and bring back the dead. A benchmark achievement and one of the most influential novels in American fiction, As I Lay Dying not only endures but prevails. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Absalom Absalom

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679641432
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“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.” From the Trade Paperback edition.

Pawleys Island

Author: Dorothea Benton Frank
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425204313
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Hoping to sell some of her watercolors, Becca Sims wanders into the seaside Gallery Valentine, never expecting that her life will be transformed by the gallery owner and his best friend, in a novel set in small-town South Carolina. Reprint.

The Portable Faulkner

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142437285
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Collects Faulkner's stories that convey his reconstructed history of the southern United States, set in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi.

Flags in the Dust

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307946762
Format: PDF
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"The complete text, published for the first time in 1973, of Faulkner's third novel, written when he was twenty-nine, which appeared, with his reluctant consent, in a much cut version in 1929 as Sartoris."--P. [4] of cover.

Surviving

Author: Henry Green
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448137845
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Edited by the author's grandson, the novelist Matthew Yorke, and with an Introduction by John Updike, this book is an excellent selection of Henry Green's uncollected writings. It includes a number of outstanding stories never previously published, written during the '20s and '30s ("Bees", "Saturday", "Excursion", and the remarkable "Mood" among them). It contains a highly entertaining account of Green's service in the London Fire Brigade during the War; a short play written in the 1950s; and a selection of his journalism, including revelatory articles about the craft of writing, a marvellous evocation of Venice, a description of falling in love, reviews which illuminate his literary enthusiasm and the entertaining interview with Terry Southern for the Paris Review. It is rounded off with a biographical memoir by Green's son, Sebastian Yorke. Fascinating and invaluable as an introduction to Green, Surviving casts new light on his work and illustrates the many facets of this exceptional writer, one of the two most important English novelists of his time.

Pylon

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 1443421170
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Roger Shumann, a 1920s barnstorming pilot, parachuters Laverne and Jack, and their mechanic, Jiggs, live fast and hard, without thought to the consequences their actions have on their fellow pilots and their families. Rumours of their incest and rampant alcoholism attract the attention of a local newspaperman—known only as The Reporter—who is pulled into the their circle and forced to confront the tragic realisation that he, too, has moved beyond the constraints of human morality. One of the few novels by William Faulkner to take place outside of fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Pylon was originally published in 1935, and is now regarded as an important meditation on the loss of human values in the face of modernity. HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.