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As I Lay Dying

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ISBN-10: 0375504524

ISBN-13: 9780375504525

Edition: 2000 (Annual)

Authors: William Faulkner, E. L. Doctorow

List price: $24.00
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As the desires, fears and rivalries of this family are revealed in the vernacular speech of the South, the author builds up an impression as epic as the Old Testament. This story is one of Faulkner's simplest and considered by many to be a masterpiece.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Born in an old Mississippi family, William Faulkner made his home in Oxford, seat of the University of Mississippi. After the fifth grade he went to school only off and on-lived, read, and wrote much as he pleased. In 1918, refusing to enlist with the "Yankees," he joined the Canadian Air Force, and was transferred to the British Royal Air Force. After the war he studied a little at the University, did house painting, worked as a night superintendent at a power plant, went to New Orleans and became a friend of Sherwood Anderson, then to Europe and back home to Oxford. By this time he had written two novels. The Sound and the Fury followed in 1929. Financial success came with Sanctuary in…    

Edgar Lawrence (E. L.) Doctorow was born January 6, 1931, in New York, New York. He received an A.B. in philosophy (with honors) in 1952 from Kenyon College and did graduate work at Columbia University 1952-1953. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1953-1955. He began his career as a script reader at Columbia Pictures and as a senior editor for the New American Library, 1959-1964. He was editor-in-chief for Dial Press from 1964 to 1969, where he also served as vice president and publisher in his last year on staff. It was at this time that he decided to write full time. He has written novels, short stories, essays, and a play. His debut novel, Welcome to Hard Times, was published…