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A Fable (Signed, Limited Edition) by  William Faulkner - Signed First Edition - 1954 - from Whitmore Rare Books and

A Fable (Signed, Limited Edition)

by Faulkner, William

Condition: Very Good/Very Good

New York: Random House, 1954. First edition. Very Good/Very Good. One of a thousand of the signed limited edition, this being number 245. A just about Fine copy of the book that appears unread, with just the slightest hint of wear to the bottom corners. With the original publisher's Very Good slipcase that has some toning and is cracked along one of the sides, but still holding together. Winner of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1955, the author considered this work his masterpiece. The novel that Faulkner called "the best work of my life and maye of my time." After over a decade of work on A Fable, he created one of the most dense and complex novels of his career. "The novel won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches of France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently is has come to be recognized as one of his major works...His descriptions of the war 'rise to magnificence and include some of the most powerful scenes he ever conceived'" (Cowley). Very Good in Very Good dust jacket.

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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