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Light In August

by William Faulkner

Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner's 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, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry.

This edition follows the text of Light in August as corrected in 1985. It includes an editor's note by Noel Polk (on the corrections as well as line and page notes prepared by Joseph Blotner.

"For all his concern with the South, Faulkner was actually seeking out the nature of man. Thus we must turn to him for that continuity of moral purpose which made for the greatness of our classics." -Ralph Ellison

"Faulkner ... belongs to the full-dressed post-Flaubert group of Conrad, Joyce, and Proust." -Edmund Wilson

"For range of effect, philosophical weight, originality of style, variety of characterization, humor, and tragic intensity [Faulkner's works] are without equal in our time and country."- Robert Penn Warren

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Format: Paperback
512 Pages
First Published: 1932

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