The Unvanquishedby William Faulkner, Edward Shenton (Illustrator)
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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Meet the Author
William Cuthbert Faulkner was born in 1897 and raised in Oxford, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. One of the towering figures of American literature, he is the author of The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, and As I Lay Dying, among many other remarkable books. Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 and France’s Legion of Honor in 1951. He died in 1962.
- 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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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.
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.
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!
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.