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A Fable. by  William Faulkner - First Edition - 1954 - from Raptis Rare Books and Biblio.com

A Fable.

by Faulkner, William

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New York: Random House, 1954. First edition of the first novel to win both Pulitzer and National Book Award. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Riki Levinson. The Fable won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part of the Faulkner oeuvre. Faulkner himself fought in the war, and his descriptions of it "rise to magnificence," according to The New York Times, and include, in Malcolm Cowley's words, "some of the most powerful scenes he ever conceived." Petersen A31b

A Fable is a novel written in 1954 by the American author William Faulkner, which won him both the Pulitzer prize and the National Book Award in 1955. Despite these recognitions, however, the novel received mixed critical reviews and a reputation as one of Faulkner's lesser works . The author, on the other hand, spent over a decade and tremendous effort on A Fable, and considered it his masterpiece when it was completed. Historically, it can be seen as a precursor to Catch 22.


  • Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 70016
  • Title: A Fable.
  • Author: Faulkner, William
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1954
  • Keywords: Fable William Faulkner First Edition, william faulkner signed first edition


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