As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner [FIRST CORRECTED EDITION] 1964 Hardcover • Random House

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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner 


Rare first trade corrected and reset edition.  Later printing w/ barcode on rear.  

Hardcover with dust jacket in beautiful condition. 

A few faint stains to an overall pristine dust jacket; now housed in a new HQ brodart jacket protector.

Book itself is stunning.  Pristine gold embossed black cloth boards.  Looks unread.  Pages are immaculate.  Stunning copy of this rare edition.

On October 6, 1930-one day less than a year after the appearance of The Sound and the Fury-As I Lay Dying, Faulkner's fifth novel, was published. There was a second printing in 1933. Though As I Lay Dying was added to The Modern Library in 1946 (with The Sound and the Fury), it has not been available in a separate trade edition for thirty years.  This new edition has been corrected in accordance with the original manuscript and typescript, and entirely reset.

As I Lay Dying is Faulkner’s harrowing account of the Bundren family’s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Narrated in turn by each of the family members -- including Addie herself -- as well as others; the novel ranges in mood, from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Considered one of the most influential novels in American fiction in structure, style, and drama, As I Lay Dying is a true 20th-century classic.