Literature > Family Drama

    Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

It tells the story of Thomas Sutpen and his ruthless, single-minded attempt to forge a dynasty in Jefferson, Mississippi, in 1830. Although his grand design is ultimately destroyed by his own sons, a century later the figure of Sutpen continues to haunt young Quentin Compson, who is obsessed with his family legacy and that of the Old South.

Year: 1936
Genre: Family DramaSouthern Gothic

    As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

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: 1920sFamily DramaSouthern Gothic

    Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney

This unforgettable New York story of glamour, sex, ambition, and heartbreak begins in the heady days before the financial crash. But beneath the glossy surfaces, things are simmering. The third book in McInerney's celebrated Calloway trilogy, Bright, Precious Days is an aching, extraordinary portrait of a marriage during a period of dizzying change.

Year: 2016
Genre: Domestic SuspenseFamily Drama

    Brightness Falls by Jay McInerney

As he maps the fault lines spreading through the marriage of Russell and Corrine Calloway and chronicles Russell's wildly ambitious scheme to seize control of the publishing house at which he works, Jay McInerney creates an elegy for New York in the 1980s. From the literary chimeras and corporate raiders to those dispossessed by the pandemonium of money and power, Brightness Falls captures a rash era at its moment of reckoning and gives reality back to a time that now seems decidedly unreal.

Year: 1992
Genre: 1980sDomestic SuspenseFamily Drama

    Collected Stories by William Faulkner

This magisterial collection of short works by Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner reminds readers of his ability to compress his epic vision into narratives as hard and wounding as bullets. Among the 42 selections in this book are such classics as "A Bear Hunt, " "A Rose for Emily, " Two Soldiers, " and "The Brooch."

Year: 1930
Genre: Family DramaSouthern Gothic

 

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-- -- -- --1936 Absalom, Absalom! William Faulkner Family DramaSouthern Gothic
-- -- -- --1930 As I Lay Dying William Faulkner 1920sFamily DramaSouthern Gothic
-- -- -- --2016 Bright, Precious Days Jay McInerney Calloway TrilogyDomestic SuspenseFamily Drama
-- -- -- --1992 Brightness Falls Jay McInerney Calloway Trilogy1980sDomestic SuspenseFamily Drama
-- -- -- --1930 Collected Stories William Faulkner Family DramaSouthern Gothic
-- -- -- --1949 Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller Family Drama
-- -- -- --1932 Light in August William Faulkner Family DramaSouthern Gothic
-- -- -- --1965 The Fortunate Pilgrim Mario Puzo Family Drama
-- -- -- --2006 The Good Life Jay McInerney Calloway TrilogyDomestic SuspenseFamily Drama, Sept11
-- -- -- --1929 The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner 1920sFamily DramaSouthern Gothic