A Fable (Signed limited edition)
New York: Random House, 1954.
New York: Random House, 1954. First edition. Number 825 of a thousand copies of the signed limited edition. A Near Fine copy of the book with a long gift inscription on the front end paper and the spine a bit faded. With the original publisher's Near Fine slipcase and the tissue dust wrapper that is Very Good, with several chips along the edges. 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). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5305)