Annotations for Sound and the Fury : Library Edition

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Faulkner said that THE SOUND AND THE FURY was the closest to his heart as it had cost him the most anguish to write. For in this novel, first published in 1929, he created his "heart's darling," the tragic Caddy Compson, and projects her through the eyes of her three brothers -- the idiot Benjy, the neurotic Quentin and the monstrous Jason.

Here is the first of Faulkner's indisputable masterpieces, displaying in its passion and its power his genius at full reach. By turns lyrical and dramatic, hilarious and heartbreaking, it's the novel which established Faulkner at 20th century literature's center.