Three Famous Short Novels (Prebound)

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You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. William Faulkner
These short works offer three different approaches to Faulkner, each representative of his work as a whole. "Spotted Horses" is a hilarious account of a horse auction, and pits the cold practicality of women against the boyish folly of men. "Old Man" is something of an adventure story. When a flood ravages the countryside of the lower Mississippi, a convict finds himself adrift with a pregnant woman. And "The Bear," perhaps his best known shorter work, is the story of a boy's coming to terms wit the adult world. By learning how to hunt, the boy is taught the real meaning of pride, humility, and courage.

About the Author


William Cuthbert Faulkner was born in 1897 and raised in Oxford, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. One of the towering figures of American literature, he is the author of "The Sound and the Fury," "Absalom, Absalom!," and "As I Lay Dying," among many other remarkable books. Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 and France s Legion of Honor in 1951. He died in 1962."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781627654494
ISBN-10: 1627654496
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication Date: September 6th, 2011
Pages: 330
Language: English
Series: Vintage International