New York: Random House, 1938. First edition. A Near Fine copy of the book on account of some toning to the spine and a bit of darkening to front and rear gutters from publisher's glue. In an unclipped VG+ jacket retaining pleasing colors to the front and rear panels, but with some toning to spine and chipping and small losses to spine ends.
Personal responsibility and the fall of Old Southern gentility take center stage in Faulkner’s The Unvanquished. Set in Mississippi and spanning the Civil War and Reconstruction, the story follows the Sartoris family and their attempt to maintain a sense of identity as the nation changes. “Having chosen warfare as the exciting backdrop for The Unvanquished, Faulkner writes of it well. By the time of the fall of Vicksburg, when the novel begins, the Confederate defeats at Shiloh and Corinth had opened northern Mississippi to the Federal armies…the border region of north Mississippi was overrun by both the Union and Confederate armies but controlled by neither” (Brown). In this chaos, the protagonist Bayard Sartoris grows from naïve boy to a young man with a greater understanding of the violent tensions that class and race can cause, both for individuals and their communities. Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #3994)