This darkly comic masterpiece is the first novel of the trilogy about the Snopes family, the grasping clan that comes to dominate the mythical county of Yoknapatawpha, Mississippi after the fall of the Confederacy.
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About the Author
William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi, on September 25, 1897. He published his first book, The Marble Faun (a collection of poems), in 1924, and his first novel, Soldier's Pay, in 1926. In 1949, having written such works as Absalom, Absalom!, As I Lay Dying, Light in August, and The Sound and the Fury, Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He also received the Pulitzer Prize for two other novels, A Fable (1954) and The Reivers (1962). From 1957 to 1958 he was Writer-in-Residence at the University of Virginia. He died on July 6, 1962, in Byhalia, Mississippi.
Date of Birth:September 25, 1897
Date of Death:July 6, 1962
Place of Birth:New Albany, Mississippi
Place of Death:Byhalia, Mississippi
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book, along with The Town and The Mansion, compose the "Snopes Trilogy," one of the grand epics of Southern literature. Funny, moving, frightening, romantic, these novels bring us Faulkner's most unforgettable characters and a vivid portrait of life in northern Mississippi in the first part of the last century. Outstanding!