Authors > William Faulkner

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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.

Year: 1929     Genre: Family DramaSouthern Gothic

As I Lay Dying

At the heart of this 1930 novel is the Bundren family's bizarre journey to Jefferson to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Faulkner lets each family member -- including Addie -- and others along the way tell their private responses to Addie's life.

Year: 1930     Genre: Family DramaSouthern Gothic

Sep 25, 1897 -- Jul 06, 1962
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1929The Sound and the Fury Family Drama, Southern Gothic
1930As I Lay Dying Family Drama, Southern Gothic
1930Collected Stories Family Drama, Southern Gothic, Short Stories
1932Light in August Family Drama, Southern Gothic
1936Absalom, Absalom! Family Drama, Southern Gothic