New York: Random House, 1954. First edition. One of a thousand of the signed limited edition, this being number 245. A just about Fine copy of the book that appears unread, with just the slightest hint of wear to the bottom corners. With the original publisher's Very Good slipcase that has some toning and is cracked along one of the sides, but still holding together. Winner of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1955, the author considered this work his masterpiece.
The novel that Faulkner called "the best work of my life and maybe of my time." After over a decade of work on A Fable, he created one of the most dense and complex novels of his career. "The novel won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches of France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works...His descriptions of the war 'rise to magnificence and include some of the most powerful scenes he ever conceived'" (Cowley). Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. (Item #3045)