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A Fable. by  William FAULKNER - First Edition - 1954 - from Peter Harrington and Biblio.com

A Fable.

by FAULKNER, William

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New York: Random House,, 1954. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in tan and silver, cross design to upper board in black and blind, grey top edge and endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in black cloth solander box. Boards gently bowed, top edge faded. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with a few minor nicks to extremities and light tanning to top edges of flaps. First edition, first printing, trade issue.

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.




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