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A Summer of Faulkner: As I Lay Dying/The Sound and the Fury/Light in August (Oprah's Book Club)





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About the book:

The 2005 Summer Selection is available in an exclusive three volume boxed edition that includes a special readers guide with an introduction by Oprah Winfrey.

Titles include:
As I Lay Dying

This novel is the harrowing account of the Bundren familys odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Told in turns by each of the family membersincluding Addie herselfthe novel ranges in mood from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Originally published in 1930.

The Sound and the Fury
First published in 1929, Faulkner created his hearts darling, the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothersthe idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin and the monstrous Jason.

Light in August
Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkners most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, mysterious drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry. Originally published in 1932.

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