Published in , Absalom, Absalom is considered by many to be William Faulkner s masterpiece Although the novel s complex and fragmented structure poses considerable difficulty to readers, the book s literary merits place it squarely in the ranks of America s finest novels The story concerns Thomas Sutpen, a poor man who finds wealth and then marries into a respectable family His ambition and extreme need for control bring about his ruin and the ruin of his family Sutpen s story is told by several narrators, allowing the reader to observe variations in the saga as it is recounted by different speakers This unusual technique spotlights one of the novel s central questions To what extent can people know the truth about the past
- 316 pages
- Absalom, Absalom!
- William Faulkner
- 25 April 2017 William Faulkner