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By William Faulkner

First released in 1936, Absalom, Absalom! is William Faulkner’s 9th novel and one among his so much sought after. It tells the tale of Thomas Sutpen and his ruthless, single-minded try and forge a dynasty in Jefferson, Mississippi, in 1830. even supposing his grand layout is finally destroyed by way of his personal sons, a century later the determine of Sutpen maintains to hang-out younger Quentin Compson, who's keen about his kinfolk legacy and that of the previous South. “Faulkner’s novels have the standard of being lived, absorbed, remembered instead of purely observed,” famous Malcolm Cowley. “Absalom, Absalom! is structurally the soundest of all of the novels within the Yoknapatawpha series—and it profits strength in retrospect.” This variation follows the textual content of Absalom, Absalom! as corrected in 1986 below the course of Faulkner specialist Noel Polk and lines a brand new Foreword by way of John Jeremiah Sullivan.

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