9780307946751

Three Famous Short Novels

  • ISBN 13:

    9780307946751

  • ISBN 10:

    0307946754

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 09/06/2011
  • Publisher: Vintage

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Summary

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” -William Faulkner These short works offer three different approaches to Faulkner, each representative of his work as a whole. Spotted Horses is a hilarious account of a horse auction, and pits the “cold practicality” of women against the boyish folly of men. Old Man is something of an adventure story. When a flood ravages the countryside of the lower Mississippi, a convict finds himself adrift with a pregnant woman. And The Bear, perhaps his best known shorter work, is the story of a boy’s coming to terms wit the adult world. By learning how to hunt, the boy is taught the real meaning of pride, humility, and courage.

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