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Absalom, Absalom! (Modern Library College Editions)

Absalom, Absalom! (Modern Library College Editions)
Author: William Faulkner
ISBN 13: 9780075536574
ISBN 10: 75536579
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 1966-04-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 378
List Price: N/A

The story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson 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."

Ralph 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