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The Hamlet

The Hamlet

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The Hamlet

by Faulkner, William

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New York: Random House, 1940. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Signed limited edition of The Hamlet, the first book in the Snopes Trilogy, by William Faulkner.. Octavo, [10], 421pp. Light green patterned board, green cloth spine with title stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt. Slight lean to text block, faint toning to front endpapers, a near fine example. Publisher's original acetate jacket, chipping on back panel, very good. Signed by the author on tipped-in limitation page, number 51 of 250 copies. William Faulkner (1897-1962) was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author, recognized for A Fable in 1955 and The Reivers in 1963. The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Light in August were recognized by The Modern Library on their 1998 list of 100 Best English-language Novels of the 20th Century. Faulkner primarily set his stories in the American South, many of which took place in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County.

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William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi, on September 25, 1897. He published his first book, The Marble Faun (a collection of poems), in 1924, and his first novel, Soldier's Pay, in 1926. In 1949, having written such works as Absalom, Absalom!, As I Lay Dying, Light in August, and The Sound and the Fury, Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He also received the Pulitzer Prize for two other novels, A Fable (1954) and The Reivers (1962). From 1957 to 1958 he was Writer-in-Residence at the University of Virginia. He died on July 6, 1962, in Byhalia, Mississippi.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
The Hamlet
Author
Faulkner, William
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Signed limited edition of The Hamlet, the first book in the Snopes Trilogy, by William Faulkner.
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
near fine
Quantity Available
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Edition
Limited Edition
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1940
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Cloth
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Octavo
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Chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...
Top Edge Gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages...
Jacket
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Fine
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Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Text Block
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