“ONE OF THE IMPORTANT WORKS OF OUR MAJOR NOVELIST”: SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF A FABLE, WILLIAM FAULKNER’S PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING NOVEL, SIGNED BY HIM
FAULKNER, William. A Fable. New York: Random House, (1954). Octavo, original blue cloth, uncut, later glassine, original slipcase. $3500.
Signed limited first edition, number 734 of 1000 copies signed by Faulkner.
Faulkner's haunting parable of mutiny and false armistice in World War I won the 1955 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, the first novel to win both awards. On publication The New York Times praised A Fable as "one of the important works of our major novelist." The novel evocatively illustrates "man's imaginative power to transform his history into transcendent myth" (Blotner, 587). Taken over a decade to complete, Faulkner considered it one of his masterworks. Without very scarce original glassine. Petersen A27.2a.
A fine copy.