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Book Information: Light in August

Light in August (1932) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

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.

(From the publisher):

One of Faulkner’s most admired and accessible novels, Light in August reveals the great American author at the height of his powers. Lena Grove’s resolute search for the father of her unborn child begets a rich, poignant, and ultimately hopeful story of perseverance in the face of mortality. It also acquaints us with several of Faulkner’s most unforgettable characters, including the Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen, and Joe Christmas, a ragged, itinerant soul obsessed with his mixed-race ancestry.

Powerfully entwining these characters’ stories, Light in August vividly brings to life Faulkner’s imaginary South, one of literature’s great invented landscapes, in all of its impoverished, violent, unerringly fascinating glory.

Original title: Light in August
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: Light in August

Light in August (1932)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: The Corrected Text
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Manifested in:

Light in August (1995)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Vintage International
ISBN: 9780679732266
Pages: 512

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Light in August (1987)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0394747437
Pages: 563

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Light in August (1974)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140014334
Pages: 380

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