The Unvanquished

The Unvanquished

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by William Faulkner
     
 

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Set in Mississippi during the Civil War and Reconstruction, THE UNVANQUISHED focuses on the Sartoris family, who, with their code of personal responsibility and courage, stand for the best of the Old South's traditions.

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Overview

Set in Mississippi during the Civil War and Reconstruction, THE UNVANQUISHED focuses on the Sartoris family, who, with their code of personal responsibility and courage, stand for the best of the Old South's traditions.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

Warren
"For all the range of effect, philosophical weight, originality of style, variety of characterization, humor, and tragic intensity [Faulkner's works] are without equal in our time and country." --Robert Penn Warren
Wilson
"Faulknerà belongs to the full-dressed post-Flaubert group of Conrad, Joyce, and Proust." --Edmund Wilson
Ellison
"For all his concern with the South, Faulkner was actually seeking out the nature of man. Thus we must return to him for that continuity of moral purpose which made for the greatness of our classics." --Ralph Ellison

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307792198
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/18/2011
Series:
Vintage International
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
275,250
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

William Faulkner was an American writer, Nobel Prize laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner. A prolific writer, Faulkner is best known for his novels and short stories, including The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying, which are set in fictional Yoknapatawpha County, and the Snopes trilogy which includes The Hamlet, The Town and The Mansion. Along with Mark Twain, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams and Harper Lee, Faulkner is considered one of the most important writers of Southern literature and is known for his experimental style, including the use of “stream of consciousness.” Faulkner died in 1962.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 25, 1897
Date of Death:
July 6, 1962
Place of Birth:
New Albany, Mississippi
Place of Death:
Byhalia, Mississippi

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The Unvanquished (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Quintanilla More than 1 year ago
This book is really interesting. If you are really into Civil War stuff, then this book will definitely fulfill all your expectations. At first, it might seem confusing but as you continue reading, the plot becomes more intriguing and has more meaning. The end it unexpected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Because of the Civil War commemorations, and at the suggestion of a friend, I read Doctorow's THE MARCH, which was excellent. Then I read Faulkner's THE UNVANQUISHED, which I hadn't read in a number of years. Apples and oranges; however, in my opinion, reading Faulkner is still way above an ordinary experience. His characters come alive in a most extraordinary way, and as a result, so do the situations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was an emotional rollercoaster as the family struggles with life in the south during the Civil War. Ringo and Granny provide the humor and the rest, well you will see. I laughed and cried. Enjoy!
bbb57 More than 1 year ago
Salmon Rushdie's book The Satanic Verses is the only book to date that I finally just quit reading because it was just plain awful. The only reason I didn't put The Unvanquished down is because is was mercifully only 168 pages. It was just plain horrible. You don't need big fancy words and sentences that are longer than paragraphs to say something. If I have to read something 3 times to get a complete understanding of its meaning, the writing for me is not entertainment, it's torture.
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