New York: Random House, 1951. First edition. Number 9 of 750 copies of the signed limited edition. Book in Near Fine condition with spine a trifle faded at the base and a previous owner's stamp on the half-title, otherwise quite fresh. In a Near Fine example of the publisher's acetate dust jacket with a small chip out of the lower corner and one or two short cracks.
"This sequel to Faulkner's most sensational novel Sanctuary was written twenty years later but takes up the story of Temple Drake eight years after the events of its prequel. Temple is now married to Gowan Stevens. And the book begins as the death sentence is pronounced on the nurse Nancy for the murder of Temple and Gowan's child. Told partly in prose and partly in dramatic form, Requiem for a Nun is a haunting exploration of the impact of the past on the present" (Random House). Adapted by Camus for the French stage, this novel contains one of Faulkner's most famous lines: "The past is never dead. It's not even past." Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5272)