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978-0-375-50452-5 / 0375504524

As I Lay Dying (Modern Library)

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Publisher:Modern Library

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

From the Modern Librarys new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by William Faulkneralso available are Snopes, The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, Absalom, Absalom!, and Selected Short Stories


One of William Faulkners finest novels, As I Lay Dying, originally published in 1930, remains a captivating and stylistically innovative work. The story revolves around a grim yet darkly humorous pilgrimage, as Addie Bundrens family sets out to fulfill her last wish: to be buried in her native Jefferson, Mississippi, far from the miserable backwater surroundings of her married life. Told through multiple voices, As I Lay Dying vividly brings to life Faulkners imaginary South, one of literatures great invented landscapes, and is replete with the poignant, impoverished, violent, and hypnotically fascinating characters that were his trademark. Along with a new Foreword by E. L. Doctorow, this edition reproduces the corrected text of As I Lay Dying as established in 1985 by Faulkner expert Noel Polk.

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