The Sound and the Fury. By William Faulkner. Illustrations by Kenneth Francis Dewey. Illustrated Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1979.

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The Sound and the Fury was first published in 1929. At first it was largely overlooked by critics and the general public. As Faulkner’s reputation grew, however, The Sound and the Fury quickly rose to the forefront of his most appreciated novels. Today it is one of the most predominant examples of Modernist writing, and it is often cited as one of the best novels ever written. Like many of Faulkner’s works, The Sound and the Fury is set in the U.S. South. It focuses on the Compson family whose former status as Southern aristocrats has waned. The fractured narrative and liberal stream-of-consciousness are praised by critics, but loathed by many readers. But no matter one’s literary preference, there is no denying The Sound and the Fury is a consequential work, one that shaped literary tastes in the 20th century and beyond. This illustrated edition contains Kenneth Francis Dewey’s fitting pen and ink drawings. It also contains a glowing introduction by Robert Penn Warren who credits Faulkner as one of his greatest influences.

This Illustrated Edition is in fine condition. In the original faux half leather spined and gilt stamped cloth boards. Raised bands. Gilt edges. Printed marble endpapers and silk bookmark sewn in. Text block fine with Dewey’s illustrations.

A fine collector’s copy of The Sound and the Fury.

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The Sound and the Fury. By William Faulkner. Illustrations by Kenneth Francis Dewey. Illustrated Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1979.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in