Book :: Light in August

Light in August
By: William Faulkner
Pages: 512
Published: 1932
Genre(s): American
Award(s): Nobel Prize in Literature (1949)
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One of Faulkner’s most admired and accessible novels, Light in August reveals the great American author at the height of his powers. Lena Grove’s resolute search for the father of her unborn child begets a rich, poignant, and ultimately hopeful story of perseverance in the face of mortality. It also acquaints us with several of Faulkner’s most unforgettable characters, including the Reverend...

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