Requiem for a Nun (Signed limited edition)
New York: Random House, 1951.
New York: Random House, 1951. First edition. Number 210 of 750 copies of the signed limited edition. A Fine book in a Near Fine example of the publisher's acetate dust jacket with minor chipping to the corners and spine ends of the acetate jacket.
"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." Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5479)