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3.00011608334784 out of 53.00011608334784 out of 53.00011608334784 out of 53.00011608334784 out of 53.00011608334784 out of 5 3.00 (17,229 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Faulkner Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Absalom, Absalom! is Faulkner’s epic tale of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who comes to Jefferson, Mississippi, in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. He was a man, Faulkner said, “who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • For range of effect, philosophical weight, originality of style, variety of characterization, humor, and tragic intensity, [Faulkner’s works] are without equal in our time and country. Robert Penn Warren
  • He is the greatest artist the South has produced. . . . Indeed, through his many novels and short stories, Faulkner fights out the moral problem which was repressed after the nineteenth century [yet] for all his concern with the South, Faulkner was actually seeking out the nature of man. Thus we must turn to him for that continuity of moral purpose which made for greatness of our classics. Ralph Ellison

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melissa | 4/19/2016

    " I cannot get enough Faulkner and this performance brought Absalom Absalom to new life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Caracalla | 2/10/2014

    " Weak four stars, cause the ending was a little poor "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Alex | 1/6/2014

    " The first page is almost indecipherable if I recall. The rest is no better. He seems to love using the non-word unsentient or something - keeps repeating that for dramatic effect. The melodrama itself is almost unbearable. Stick to the sound and fury. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Danielle Krause | 1/6/2014

    " Complex, confusing, and sometimes slow, but beautifully crafted and written, and deeply meaningful despite the claims of many critics. I could never have appreciated it fully without taking a class on it, however - there is just too much to get through, particularly in its style of narration. "

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