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A Fable by  William Faulkner - Hardcover - 1954 - from Aquila Books and

A Fable

by Faulkner, William

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New York: Random House, 1954. 437pp. First edition, limited issue. Octavo. Dark blue cloth with white and blue crosses stamped to the front board; white and gold gilt lettering stamped to the spine. Bevelled edges on the boards. Top edge of the text block stained dark blue. Greyish-blue endpapers. Fore edge untrimmed. With the original labelled gray slipcase. Printed on rag paper. Signed and numbered by the author on the limitation page. The book is in near fine condition, with only a very minor bump to the tail of the spine. The slipcase has some mild soiling, otherwise in very good condition. A collectible copy. One of Faulkner's more aspirational novels, with the author having spent more than a decade working on it; in it, Faulkner shifts his focus from the Deep South to the First World War and attempts a more political move in his writing. This copy is one of the limited signed editions with only 1000 copies printed; this one is number 817. 1954

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: Aquila Books CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 141981
  • Title: A Fable
  • Author: Faulkner, William
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1954
  • Keywords: Fiction|First Edition


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