Number 438 of 450 inscribed, limited first edition copies; 371 pages; signed by William Faulkner. Professionally rebound in handsome Morocco with banded, gilt embossed spine, all edges gilt, marbled end papers, a bit of rubbing at extremities, especially along bottom edges of boards, internally clean and bright with sound binding. The Town is the second novel of the "Snopes" trilogy, following The Hamlet (1940) and completed by The Mansion (1959). Each chapter is narrated from the point of view of one of three characters: Chick Mallison, Gavin Stevens, or V.K. Ratliff. Set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where Faulkner spent most of his life. William Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature specifically known for writing southern fiction. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, for which he became the only Mississippi-born Nobel laureate. Two of his works, A Fable (1954) and his last novel The Reivers (1962), won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Well packaged. Ships insured.
SOUTHERN FICTION CLASSIC AMERICAN LITERATURE NOBEL PRIZE LAUREATE LEATHER BOUND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR YOKNAPATAWAPHA COUNTY MISSISSIPPI