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The wild palms

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [1964]
Series: Vintage books, V-262.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Vintage editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"An early Faulkner novel, originally published in 1939, embodying two interlocking stories of illicit love, a tragedy of men who deny the responsibilities of love, yet cannot do without it."
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Genre/Form: Fictional Work
Novels
Fiction
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
Wild palms.
New York : Vintage Books, [1964]
(OCoLC)651940875
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Faulkner
OCLC Number: 2785189
Description: 339 pages ; 19 cm
Series Title: Vintage books, V-262.
Other Titles: Wild palms (Novel)
Responsibility: William Faulkner.

Abstract:

"An early Faulkner novel, originally published in 1939, embodying two interlocking stories of illicit love, a tragedy of men who deny the responsibilities of love, yet cannot do without it."

'Between grief and nothing I will take grief'. In New Orleans in 1937, a man and woman embark on a headlong flight into the wilderness of illicit passion, fleeing her husband and the temptations of respectability. In Mississippi ten years earlier, a convict sets forth across a flooded river, risking his one chance at freedom to rescue a pregnant woman. From these separate stories Faulkner composes a symphony of deliverance and damnation, survival and self-sacrifice, a novel in which elemental danger is juxtaposed with fatal injuries of the spirit.-Publisher's description.

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