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As I Lay Dying

(1930)
Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages: 267
Personal Rating: 0/10
Amazon: 4/5
Goodreads: 3.5/5
Bindings:Paper Back
Classifications:History
Drama
Synopsis:
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. Told in turns by each of the family members—including Addie herself—the novel ranges in mood from dark comedy to the deepest pathos.
Trivia:
This book is summarized, evaluated, and reviewed in REA's MAXnotes for William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying.