From the Publisher
The 2005 Summer Selection is available in an exclusive
three volume boxed edition that includes a special reader's guide
with an introduction by Oprah Winfrey.
As I Lay Dying
This novel is the harrowing account of the Bundren family's
odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their
wife and mother. Told in turns by each of the family
members-including Addie herself-the novel ranges in mood from dark
comedy to the deepest pathos. Originally published in 1930.
The Sound and the Fury
First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's
darling," the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story
Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers-the
idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin and the monstrous Jason.
Light in August
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, mysterious drifter consumed by his mixed
ancestry. Originally published in 1932.
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