“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. $2500.
Signed limited first edition of this novel about a week in France during World War I, number 667 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 original glassine and slipcase. Petersen A27.2a. Owner signature.
Slight discoloration to spine. A handsome signed copy.