(1954) · New York
The crowning achievement of William Faulkner's distinguished and honored career, A Fable has been nine years in the writing, from the time it was conceived in December of 1944 until it was completed in November in 1953."
Faulkner's allegorical novel set during World War I, which the American author dedicated nine years to writing in the hopes of it becoming his greatest work, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction. Despite the awards, A Fable is seen as Faulkner's lesser work compared to his other better known novels and short stories. The effort, however, was still considered a personal feat to the Nobel Prize winner.
This is the => first trade edition, first printing. Publisher's burgundy cloth with salmon and white lettering to spine and three black-stamped crosses with blind shadows on the front board; extremities very lightly bumped. In unpriced-clipped original blue dust jacket with white lettering; generally edgeworn with light chipping to spine-ends, rubbing to fore-edge of rear panel, minor age-toning to flaps. Interior is clean; a great copy of this modern first edition. (Inventory #: 38636)