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Wild Palms, the (1939) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

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.

Original title: The Wild Palms
Alternative titles: If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics


  • The Wild Palms was translated into Spanish by Jorge Luis Borges in 1940 as Las palmeras salvajes
  • Faulkner wished to publish the novel under the title If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem, but Random House released it as The Wild Palms

Edition #1: The Wild Palms

The Wild Palms (1939)
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Language: English

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The Wild Palms (2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780099282921
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.9 x 0.9 in
Pages: 287

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The Wild Palms (1939)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Random House
Pages: 339

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