11. February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Classics, Fiction, Helen

The sound and the fury by William Faulkner, 326 pages, read by Helen, on 10/30/2012

The Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, the character’s voices and actions mesh to create what is arguably Faulkner’s masterpiece and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.

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