First printing, in the evocative and notoriously scarce first-state dust jacket (here professionally restored).
"THE SOUND AND THE FURY now seems the novelistic equivalent of drawing to an inside striaght – foolish to try, yet glorious in its achievement." – Michael Gorra
The best known work of the early 20th-century American master of stream-of-consciousness, first conceived with the image of a girl in a pear tree. Through fits and starts, Faulkner gradually composed it in four different parts, each written in a different style to reflect the perspective of that narrator (with the last, and easiest to understand, in 3rd person). This story of one family in Mississippi was an enormous risk: its success is a great American example of the beauty and power of art.
Read more: Gorra, preface to the third Norton Critical edition (2014); Bruccoli & Clark, I:121.
New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, (1929). 7.5'' x 5.25''. Original quarter white cloth, black-and-white patterned paper boards. In original dust jacket with HUMANITY UPROOTED priced at $3.00 on rear panel. Black-and-white patterned endpapers, black topstain, fore-edge machine deckle. , 401,  pages. Bookseller tickets on pastedowns. Book with light toning to spine and extremities, with topstain somewhat faded; jacket expertly restored, with the famously fugitive red faded on spine: front panel vivid, and shows well.
Very good in very good plus jacket.
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