A Fable – William Faulkner 1954 1st Ed.

$95.00

  • Author: William Faulkner
  • Publisher: Random House, NY, 1954
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Dust Jacket

First edition, first printing with the words “First Printing” on the copyright page. Board clean and bright. Binding tight, corner slightly bumped, the first two pages are missing a tiny portion of the top corner. DJ has chipping on the front panel and head/tail of spine. First state Dj with the price of $4.75 and 8/54 on the bottom of the front flap. A good copy in good DJ.

This novel won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part of the Faulkner oeuvre. His descriptions of the war “rise to magnificence,” according to The New York Times, and include, in Malcolm Cowley’s words, “some of the most powerful scenes he ever conceived.”

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