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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,270 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Faulkner Narrator: Stephen Hoy Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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First published in 1931, this classic psychological melodrama has been viewed as more of a social document in his tragic legend of the South than mere story. From Popeye, a moonshining racketeer with no conscience and Temple Drake, beautiful, bored and vulnerable, to Harace Benbow, a lawyer of honor and decency wishing for more in his life, and Gowan Stevens, college student with a weakness for drink, Faulkner writes of changing social values and order. A sinister cast peppered with social outcasts and perverts perform abduction, murder, and mayhem in this harsh and brutal story of sensational and motiveless evil. Students of Faulkner have found an allegorical interpretation of "Sanctuary" as a comment on the degradation of old South's social order by progressive modernism and materialistic exploitation. Popeye and his co-horts represent this hurling change that is corrupting the historic traditions of the South, symbolized by Horace Stevens, which are no longer able to protect the victimized Negro and poor white trash due to middle-class apathy and inbred violence.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kerry | 2/8/2014

    " This book was kinda up and down. Some parts were great and suspenseful - other parts were sometimes boring, and sometimes really annoying. Overall pretty enjoyable, but didn't love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melonie Hill | 2/6/2014

    " LOVED IT!!!!! From Start to Finish it keeps you hooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gail (myJunegirls) | 2/3/2014

    " Another great Nora Roberts book. Interesting story with fun characters. An "easy" read. Interesting enough that you don't want to really put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mindy | 1/30/2014

    " Suspensful! A very good read as always! "

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