“FAULKNER KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE IS DOING”: SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF THE UNVANQUISHED
FAULKNER, William. The Unvanquished. New York: Random House, (1938). Octavo, original half burgundy cloth and patterned paper boards, top edge gilt. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $6500.
Signed limited first edition, number 236 of only 250 specially bound copies, signed by Faulkner.
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). No dust jacket or slipcase was issued with this edition. Petersen A19.1. Brodsky 193.