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A Fable

by William Faulkner

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New York - Random House, 1954 Book. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from American writer and Nobel Prize laureate William Cuthbert Faulkner. Faulkner spent more than a decade and tremendous effort on it, and considered it his masterpiece when it was completed. The book takes place in France during World War I and stretches through the course of one week. It tells the stories of Corporal Stephan, who is representative of Jesus. The Corporal orders 3,000 troops to disobey orders to attack in the brutally repetitive trench warfare. In return, the Germans do not attack, and the war is simply stopped when the soldiers realize that it takes two sides to fight a war. The Generalissimo has the corporal arrested and executed; he is representative of leaders who use war solely to make themselves stronger (he invites the German general over to discuss how to start the war again). Before he has him shot, the Generalissimo tries to convince the Corporal that war can never be stopped because it is the essence of humanityCondition: In a red cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally smart, with just some minor shelfwear. Dustwrapper is quite smart, but with some edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean. Overall:VERY GOOD INDEEDwith VERY GOOD dustwrapper..

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: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 024568
  • Title: A Fable
  • Author: William Faulkner
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Jacket condition: Dust Jacket Included
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: New York - Random House
  • Date published: 1954


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