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Light in August (Modern Library College Editions Series) by William Faulkner

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Published by McGraw-Hill .
Written in English


Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages480
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7308475M
ISBN 10007553648X
ISBN 109780075536482

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Light in August Paperback – Janu by William Faulkner (Author)4/5(16). `Light in August' is worth the listen if you can stomach the ambient racism and the depressing existentialism. I read it many years ago and was excited to hear it on a CD-set. It was excellent companionship for my daily walks.5/5(2). Novel by William Faulkner, published in , the seventh in the series set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. The central figure of Light in August is the orphan Joe Christmas, whose mixed blood condemns him to life as an outsider, hated or pitied.4/5(16).   Light in August is primarily a book about racial identity, race hatred, and hysteria. Faulkner commented later that Joe “didn’t know what he was, and so he was nothing/5(54).

Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner’s most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry/5(). Light in August. Lena Grove, a pregnant teenager, has made her way to Mississippi in search of her baby’s father. She hitches a ride into the small town of Jefferson, which is home to a planing mill. One of the workers at the mill, Joe Christmas, is a brooding, racially ambiguous man who appeared suddenly at the mill one day in search of a by: Free download or read online Light in August pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in March 12th , and was written by William Faulkner. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format/5. Light in August Introduction. Published in , William Faulkner's Light in August chronicles the life and death of Joe Christmas, a man of ambiguous racial ancestry. Like The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom, and As I Lay Dying, Light in August takes place in Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha County (say that five times fast). The so-called Yoknapatawpha novels are linked by their.

Light In August was the first book Faulkner published after gaining some public success with Sanctuary, the book he wrote for commercial gain only. He published Light In August in , thus beginning the period of the publication of much of his best work. Book Summary Lena Grove, whose parents are dead, goes to live with her brother. While there, she gets pregnant by a man named Lucas Burch, who runs out on her but not before saying that he'll send for Lena once he finds a town in which they can settle down. Light in August is a classic novel written by a master storyteller. William Faulkner's writings are often meditative in nature, and Light in August is a powerful but grim meditation on racism, religious intolerance, and the plight of women in Depression-era Mississippi. Faulkner brings these themes to life through the characters of Lena Grove and Byron Bunch. Comical, Dark. One of the coolest aspects of Light in August is the way the mood of the novel shifts constantly between light comedy and dark drama. There's a big difference in tone between the quicker-paced, comic mood of Byron's life at the mill or his odd love story with Lena, and the tragic tale of .