By William Faulkner
Following 3 households within the American South earlier than, in the course of, and after the Civil conflict, William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! tells the tale of Thomas Sutpen, whose desires of a wealthy lifestyles as a landowner and patriarch finally result in his downfall. Narrated in flashbacks by means of Rosa Coldfield, Quentin Compson (from Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury), and Quentin's Harvard roommate, Shreve, each one personality provides layers to Sutpen's tale, revealing an increasing number of in their personal tales and biases.
First released in 1936, Absalom, Absalom! contributed significantly to Faulkner's 1949 Nobel Prize and used to be voted the easiest Southern novel of all time in 2009 through Oxford Magazine. the unconventional additionally includes the longest sentence in literature in accordance with the Guinness ebook of worldwide Records— a 1,288-word lengthy sentence in bankruptcy six.
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