- Published: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 1990.
- Year Published: 1990
- Description: 512 pages ; 21 cm
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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Light in August
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Call number: Fiction / Faulkner, William
Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor
Originally published: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1932.
"This revised text and the notes are reprinted from Novels 1930-1935 by William Faulkner, published by the Library of America, 1985, by permission"--Title page verso.
"Copyright renewed 1959 by William Faulkner"--Title page verso.
This book is part of a three book set and includes a reader's guide.
Includes Editor's note (pages 509-512).
Joe Christmas does not know whether he is black or white. Faulkner makes of Joe's tragedy a powerful indictment of racism; at the same time Joe's life is a study of the divided self and becomes a symbol of 20th century man. Light in August is the story of Lena Grove's search for the father of her unborn child, and features one of Faulkner's most memorable characters: Joe Christmas, a desperate drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry.
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