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Sinopsis: William Faulkner’s fictional chronicle of Yoknapatawpha County culminates in his three last novels, rich with the accumulated history and lore of the microcosmic domain where he set most of his work. Faulkner wanted to use the time remaining to him to achieve a summing-up of his fictional world: “I know I won’t live long enough to write all I need to write about my imaginary country and county,” he wrote to a friend, “so I must not waste what I have left.”
The Town (1957) is the second novel in the Snopes trilogy that began with The Hamlet (collected in a previous Library of America volume). Here the rise of the rapacious Flem Snopes and his extravagantly extended family, as they connive their way into power in the county seat of Jefferson—“every Snopes in Frenchman’s Bend moving up one step, leaving that last slot at the bottom open for the next Snopes to appear from nowhere and fill”—is brilliantly filtered through three separate narrative voices. Faulkner was particularly proud of the women characters—the doomed Eula and her daughter Linda—who stand at the novel’s center.
Flem’s relentless drive toward wealth and control plays itself out in The Mansion (1959), in which a wronged relative, the downtrodden sharecropper Mink Snopes, succeeds in avenging himself and bringing down the corrupt Snopes dynasty. In this last part of the trilogy, Faulkner brings in elements from many earlier novels to round out his fictional enterprise.
His last novel, The Reivers: A Reminiscence (1962), is distinctly mellower and more elegiac than his earlier work. A picaresque adventure set early in the twentieth century and involving a Memphis brothel, a racehorse, and a stolen automobile, it evokes the world of childhood with a final burst of comic energy.
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Título: Novels, 1957-1962: The Town, the Mansion, ...
Editorial: Library of America
Año de publicación: 1999
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: Second Printing.
Descripción The Library of America 1999; c1999, 1999. Hardcover 1008 p. 21 cm. Very good condition. No dust jacket, as issued. Near very good slipcase with numbers written on end and side panels. ISBN: 1883011698. Nº de ref. de la librería J1146321
Descripción Library of America. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 2815564443
Descripción Library of America. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 2819550790
Descripción Library of America. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1883011698 light shelfwear, NICE!. Nº de ref. de la librería Z1883011698Z2
Descripción Library of America, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1999. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. Slight fading to spine, nice clean copy in clean slipcase. 1011 pages. S-2. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 047681
Descripción Library of America, 1999. Hardback. 1020pp. Discreet owner's blind-stamp and inked date inside, else near new, clean, tight and bright condition / bright and crisp dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 207345
Descripción 1999. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería VP-9781883011697
Descripción Penguin Random House. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 1883011698
Descripción Library of America, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG1883011698
Descripción Library of America, New York, 1999. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: None. 1008 pages, stated 1st printing, maroon cloth hardcover, gilt title on spine, fine condition with ivory slipcase decorated with gilt design, silk ribbon page marker. No dust jacket issued. Record # 409813. Nº de ref. de la librería 409813