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Sanctuary (1931) [Novel]
by William Faulkner Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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The most sensational of all Faulkner's works, Sanctuary was, according to the author, "deliberately conceived to make money." The story of Temple Drake, an Alabama debutante who is kidnapped by bootleggers, raped in a peculiarly horrible manner and sent to a Memphis brothel, it horrified and fascinated readers when it was first published in 1931, was indeed the first of Faulkner's books to make money and, in a somewhat bowdlerized form, became a motion picture. Yet Faulkner's talent surmounted his expressed desire for simply commercial success, and the tortured motivations of the characters and the ironic course of justice make Sanctuary not a shocker but a major and enduring novel.

Original title: Sanctuary
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Sanctuary (1931)
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Language: English

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Sanctuary (1967)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0394703812
Pages: 309

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Sanctuary (1961)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Signet

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