Faulkner’s Masterpiece

The Sound and the Fury.

New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, [1929].

Price: $13,500.00

About the item

First edition, first printing dust-jacket with no price on dust jacket and $3.00 price on rear panel for "Humanity Uprooted" 401 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Faulkner’s Masterpiece. Original black and white boards with white cloth spine, some fading to head and foot of spine, and rubbing along bottom edge; unrestored dust-jacket with usual fading to spine, two small chips to top of back panel and one to top of front panel, small bit of loss to head of spine, spine with visible crease. Peterson A6b.

Item #338785

A pioneering work of American modernism, Faulkner's fourth novel, which employed a stream-of-consciousness technique and multiple narrators; the flap copy says it "suggests Joyce in its technique and the Russians, – perhaps Dostoyevsky – in its theme," but in retrospect the work is purest Faulkner, with multiple narrators and cascading layers of history, telling the story of the fall of a grand Southern family through the generations.