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A Death in the Family (Penguin Classics)

A Death in the Family (Penguin Classics)
Author: James Agee
ISBN 13: 9780143105718
ISBN 10: 14310571
Edition: Centennial
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2009-09-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 310
List Price: $17.00

The classic American novel, re-published for the 100th anniversary of James Agee's birth

Published in 1957, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written. As Jay Follet hurries back to his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, he is killed in a car accident-a tragedy that destroys not only a life, but also the domestic happiness and contentment of a young family. A novel of great courage, lyric force, and powerful emotion, A Death in the Family is a masterpiece of American literature.