The Reivers by William Faulkner

The Reivers

byWilliam Faulkner

Kobo ebook | February 9, 2015

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The Reivers, written at the end of William Faulkner's life, is a picaresque tale of a young boy's coming of age. There is a certain resemblance to aspects of Huckleberry Finn in the adventures and friendships of young Lucius Priest. Lucius, an eleven year old boy is sensitive and intelligent, but innocent of the rougher side of life and ready for adventure when Boon Hogganbeck, a simple man, and Ned William McCaslin Jefferson Missippi (a Negro referred to as Ned) steal Lucius' grandfather's car and head off for Memphis with Lucius in tow. The presence of cars in this early twentieth-century tale suggests the many changes in society that would occur later in the century. This story seems to be suspended in time, sometimes a time that feels like it never was, except in someone's imagination.

Faulkner's final and Pulitzer-winning novel, The Reivers is full of humor and far more accessible than his greater critical successes.

Title:The ReiversFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 9, 2015Publisher:iHelp PressLanguage:English

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