The Sound and the Fury by Faulkner, William
William Faulkner
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The Sound and the Fury -- William Faulkner - Paperback


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.

"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

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 01/30/1991
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.10w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780679732242

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.4
Point Value: 14
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 12797 / Sound and the Fury


Review Citation(s):
Entertainment Weekly 09/04/2015 pg. 44

About the Author

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.

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