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Absalom, Absalom!
Thomas Sutpen rode out of a mysterious past into Jefferson, Mississippi in 1833. He purchased 100 acres, set about clearing the land and building a mansion, and proceeded with a plan for order and security that would end in the ruination of many lives. Secrets, betrayals, and violence would be the undoing of almost everyone involved. But the truth is inaccessible to almost everyone involved because it must be pieced together from partial knowledge by sev...
As I Lay Dying
“As I Lay Dying” is a tale told by a multitude of narrators all working to bury Addie Bundren, the now dead matriarch of the Bundren family. Anse, Darl, Tull, Cash, Jewel, Dewey Dell, Vardaman and a cast of minor characters all navigate through a series of misfortunes to carry out Addie's final wish: to be carried back to her home town of Jefferson, Mississippi. On the way to Jefferson, Addie's body decomposes in the extraordinarily hot weather and...
Light in August
The novel begins with Lena Grove, a pregnant teenager who has hitched her way all the way to Jefferson, seeking the child's father, Lucas Burch. Arriving at his supposed work, she meets Byron Bunch, another outcast of society, who realizes that the man Lena is looking for is actually known as Joe Brown, the town drunk and bootlegger. Joe Brown is a dumb man who came to power by partnering with the newcomer, Joe Christmas. Joe Christmas is an intellige...
Sanctuary
A small town lawyer passing through on his way to his sister's home as he leaves his wife and the stepdaughter he's lusting after stumbles across a rundown homestead where liquor is made. A young woman and her boyfriend wreck their car in the same area, and end up at the house also. The man gets drunk and the girl gets molested, despite the best efforts of a former prostitute who lives there. A man ends up dead, the girl is deserted by her companion a...

Faulkner booklist

Sartoris
A story of a deep South family, Sartoris,proud, aristocratic and foolhardy. Novel of ante-bellum South, and how Southern ideals have crippled the present. Excellent descriptions of Black servants and their lives of the times....
The Reivers
Eleven-year-old Lucius Priest takes off on a road trip to Memphis with two men who work for his father, precisely the kind of men his father would warn him to stay away from. His companions having no concept of shielding children from the harsh realities of the struggling poor or the vices grown men engage in against the orders of the fundamentalist church, Lucius learns a lot on the road. Serious issues about conflicts in society -- class, race, religio...
The Sound and the Fury
One of William Faulkner's greatest works. This story follows a rich white family in rural Mississippi. Jason is the jerk of the family, only concerned with money, Caddy is is his sister who embarrasses the family by running off with a Yankee who leaves her with a kid, their brother, who commits suicide after going to college, and Benji, who is retarded. ...


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