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Book Title: A Rose for Emily|
The size of the: 923 KB
Edition: Perfection Learning
Date of issue: September 1st 1990
ISBN 13: 9781563127885
The author of the book: William Faulkner
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:"A Rose for Emily" was an enjoyable Southern Gothic short story. In a series of flashbacks, the narrator tells the reader about Emily's life. Emily was alone in the world because her father had driven away all her suitors. There were few roles open to women other than being a wife and mother in the early 20th Century. She later meets a Northerner, but "he was not a marrying man," and disappeared. We see the world move on as the reclusive Emily remains stuck in traditional times in a changing Southern town. After her death, the townspeople learn about her hidden life.
Faulkner used many Gothic elements in this short story--an old dusty mansion, death, the smell of decay, and an eccentric woman with a mental illness. The last sentence is shocking--a perfect ending to the story.
This was an October Moderator's Choice for the "On the Southern Literary Trail" group.
Read information about the authorWilliam Cuthbert Faulkner was a Nobel Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, his reputation is based mostly on his novels, novellas, and short stories. He was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter.
The majority of his works are based in his native state of Mississippi. 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 his powerful and artistically unique contribution to the modern American novel." Faulkner has often been cited as one of the most important writers in the history of American literature. Faulkner was influenced by the european modernism, and employed the Stream of consciousness in several of his novels.
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