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The Sound and The Fury - Faulkner, William - 1929. 
New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith 1929 - First edition, first printing, in the first issue dust jacket with Humanity Uprooted priced at $3.00. Publisher's white cloth over light beige, gray and black patterned boards; in the original pictorial dust jacket, with an illustration of two figures wrestling to the front panel, red title panels lettered in white to the front panel and spine. Near fine, with some light wear to the extremities, a hint of light toning to the spine head, otherwise bright spine, fresh and clean interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some wear and rubbing to the extremities, a few minor chips to the spine head, closed tear extending from the top edge of the rear panel to the front hinge below the spine's title panel, short closed tear to the front hinge at the spine head, bright and unfaded spine, a few light spots of minor soiling to the otherwise fresh panels. Overall, a tight and clean copy in the scarce first issue dust jacket, free of any repairs or restoration. Housed in a custom quarter-leather box. The Sound and the Fury is Faulkner's fourth novel and features the Compson family, a once respected aristocratic family that has fallen into hard times, both financially and socially, in the 20th century. Like many of his works, The Sound and the Fury is set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County in Mississippi, based on Faulkner's childhood experiences in Oxford. The novel is primarily written in stream-of-consciousness style and each of the novel's four sections is narrated by and/or focuses on a different family member, each of whom is affected by the family's plight in his or her own way. In Faulkner's non-chronological plot, the story is interspersed with characters' asynchronous thoughts and flashbacks. The Sound and the Fury is one of Faulkner's most highly acclaimed novels and played a major role in his receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. Indeed, the dust jacket agrees that "the reader's emotions are so intensely caught and held that it is hardly to be doubted that this book will be hailed as a proof of authentic genius." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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