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Light in August : the corrected text

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 1990. ©1932
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Vintage international editionView all editions and formats
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Joe Christmas does not know whether he is black or white. Faulkner makes of Joe's tragedy a powerful indictment of racism; at the same time Joe's life is a study of the divided self and becomes a symbol of 20th century man. Light in August is the story of Lena Grove's search for the father of her unborn child, and features one of Faulkner's most memorable characters: Joe Christmas, a desperate drifter consumed by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Stream of consciousness fiction
Allegories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
Light in August.
New York : Vintage Books, 1990
(OCoLC)745695904
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Faulkner
ISBN: 0679732268 9780679732266 0808563386 9780808563389
OCLC Number: 21525352
Notes: Originally published: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1932.
"This revised text and the notes are reprinted from Novels 1930-1935 by William Faulkner, published by the Library of America, 1985, by permission"--Title page verso.
"Copyright renewed 1959 by William Faulkner"--Title page verso.
This book is part of a three book set and includes a reader's guide.
Includes Editor's note (pages 509-512).
Description: 512 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: William Faulkner.
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Joe Christmas does not know whether he is black or white. Faulkner makes of Joe's tragedy a powerful indictment of racism; at the same time Joe's life is a study of the divided self and becomes a symbol of 20th century man. Light in August is the story of Lena Grove's search for the father of her unborn child, and features one of Faulkner's most memorable characters: Joe Christmas, a desperate drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry.

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