New Orleans Sketches by William Faulkner [FIRST EDITION]
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  RANDOM HOUSE
Book is pristine; like new. Dust jacket looks great; mild water stain to front and a small tear on back.
The pieces in New Orleans Sketches broadcast seeds that would take root in later works. In their themes and motifs these sketches and stories foreshadow the intense personal vision and style that would characterize Faulkner's mature fiction. As his sketches take on parallels with Christian liturgy and as they portray such characters as an idiot boy similar to Benjy Compson, they reveal evidence of his early literary sophistication.