The Ghosts of Rowan Oak: School Edition

The Ghosts of Rowan Oak: School Edition


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In the 1940s at his home, Rowan Oak, in Oxford, Mississippi, Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner told ghost stories to the children in his family. Faulkner's niece, Dean Faulkner Wells, has recounted the haunting and heartbreaking story of "Judith," the chilling tale of "The Werewolf," and the macabre story of "The Hound." This school edition includes an Introduction by Willie Morris, illustrated biography of William Faulkner, with study guide including discussion questions, vocabulary lists and suggested class projects, paperback binding, 84 pages. Recommended for middle school students.
"Dean Faulkner Wells describes Rowan Oak and the Pappy of her childhood with a rare eye and with the Faulkner care and genius for words, and with the emotion of love." (American Bookseller)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780916242169
Publisher: Sanctuary
Publication date: 07/15/2011
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

Dean Faulkner Wells - b. 1936, d. 2011 - was the niece of William Faulkner and the daughter of Dean Swift Faulkner, William's youngest brother who was killed in a plane crash before his daughter was born. Dean was educated at the University of Mississippi and University of Geneva, Switzerland. Her children's book, The Ghosts of Rowan Oak, recounts the ghost stories that her uncle William told her as a child. She edited The Great American Writers' Cookbook. Her articles have been published in The Paris Review, Parade, Ladies Home Journal, Southern Living and other magazines. She co-founded the Faux Faulkner parody contest and edited The Best of Bad Faulkner (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich). Her autobiography, Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi, was published by Crown in March, 2011.

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