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    Description"I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. . . . I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools." --from "The Sound and the Fury" "The Sound and the Fury" is the tragedy of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, the character's voices and actions mesh to create what is arguably Faulkner's masterpiece and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.


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    Title
    The Sound and the Fury
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Faulkner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 326
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679732242
    ISBN 10: 0679732241
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.52
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
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    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
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    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOUTH
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813/.52
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/DPSOUT, GEOG/MISSIP
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    LC classification: PS3511.A86
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3511.A86 S7 1990
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.5.5.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 April 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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," "Absalom, Absalom!," 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.
    Review quote
    "I am in awe of Faulkner's Benjy, James's Maisie, Flaubert's Emma, Melville's Pip, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein--each of us can extend the list. . . . I am interested in what prompts and makes possible this process of entering what one is estranged from." --Toni Morrison "No man ever put more of his heart and soul into the written word than did William Faulkner. If you want to know all you can about that heart and soul, the fiction where he put it is still right there." --Eudora Welty
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    First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling," the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers--the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin and the monstrous Jason.