Jonathan Cape: Harrison Smith, New York, 1930. Hardcover. Second printing. Tan cloth boards with brown titles. Second printing with the "I" on pg 11 correctly aligned. Condition Very Good, with shelf wear to spine cloth, corners gently bumped and slight indentation to edge of pp 86-106. Small ink stain to rear board. Binding tight. Text bright and unmarked.
American writer William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi, in 1897. Much of his early work was poetry, but he became famous for his novels set in the American South, frequently in his fabricated Yoknapatawpha County, with works that included The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying and Absalom, Absalom! His controversial 1931 novel Sanctuary was turned into two films, 1933's The Story of Temple Drake as well as a later 1961 project. Faulkner was awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature and ultimately won two Pulitzers and two National Book Awards as well. He died on July 6, 1962.