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.

One of William Faulkner's finest novels remains a captivating and stylistically innovative work. The story revolves around a grim yet darkly humorous pilgrimage, as Addie Bundren's 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 Faulkner's imaginary South, one of literature's great invented landscapes, and is replete with the poignant, impoverished, violent, and hypnotically fascinating characters that were his trademark.

Year First Published:1930

Genres, Series & More

 

Purchase New*



Ebook

My Must Reads


Paperback

Bookshop.org

 

Purchase Used & Rare *


As I Lay Dying
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780394702544      ISBN 10: 0394702549
Publisher: Vintage Books  1964

Min Price: $3.00
Max Price: $127.71
Median Price: $5.99
# Books: 51

As I Lay Dying
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780394747453      ISBN 10: 0394747453
Publisher: Vintage Books  1987

Min Price: $1.19
Max Price: $71.29
Median Price: $5.39
# Books: 38

As I Lay Dying
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780679732259      ISBN 10: 067973225X
Publisher: Vintage Books  1991

Min Price: $1.00
Max Price: $66.21
Median Price: $5.99
# Books: 264

As I Lay Dying
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780804170413      ISBN 10: 080417041X
Publisher: Vintage Books  2013

Min Price: $1.49
Max Price: $96.01
Median Price: $5.49
# Books: 27

 


Also by William Faulkner



Also from 1930


* The Vintage Library receives a small affiliate fee for all qualified sales from our product providers.
We appreciate your support!