“FAULKNER KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE IS DOING”: FIRST EDITION OF FAULKNER’S THE UNVANQUISHED
FAULKNER, William. The Unvanquished. New York: Random House, (1938). Octavo, original gray cloth, original dust jacket. $2000.
First trade edition of Faulkner’s collection of interlocking stories about the Sartoris family, with illustrations by Edward Shenton, in scarce dust jacket.
This collection of seven interconnected stories about the Sartoris family includes six previously published stories and one new story, “An Odor of Verbena.” “The stories are full of action… and its outdoor scenes of fights with Yankees and highwaymen, its pictures of the transformation of well-bred Southern boys to horse thieves and killers, give The Unvanquished something of the air of Two Little Confederates as it might have been written by an author aware of the race problem, economics, and Freudian psychology… Faulkner knows exactly what he is doing in tracing the New South to its origins in the Old” (Time magazine, see In Tall Cotton 55). Preceded by a signed limited edition of 250 copies. “First Printing” on copyright page. With illustrations by Edward Shenton. Petersen A19.1. Brodsky 193.
Book fine; light toning to spine of near-fine dust jacket.