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by William Faulkner


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Then he jumped too, both of us, across the office and down into the hallway and down the hallway toward the lot behind the stable where John Powell and Luster were helping Gabe, the blacksmith, shoe three of the mules and one of the harness horses, Father not even taking time to curse now, just hollering John!

Faulkner’s novelistic debut might not have been considered as successful as Hemingway’s (who in the same year published . The last novel of Faulkner’s to be published before his death, The Reivers is a much more light-hearted affair than his earlier works.

Faulkner’s novelistic debut might not have been considered as successful as Hemingway’s (who in the same year published The Sun Also Rises) but it was nevertheless an ambitious work whose modernist structural techniques laid the foundations for later novels.

One of Faulkner's comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural Mississippi. Eleven-year-old Lucius Priest is persuaded by Boon Hogganbeck, one of his family's retainers, to steal his grandfather's car and make a trip to Memphis. The Priests' black coachman, Ned McCaslin, stows away, and the three of them are off on a One of Faulkner's comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural Mississippi.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. One of Faulkner’s comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural Mississippi. Eleven-year-old Lucius Priest is persuaded by Boon Hogganbeck.

The Reivers: A Reminiscence, published in 1962, is the last novel by the American author William Faulkner. The bestselling novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1963

The Reivers: A Reminiscence, published in 1962, is the last novel by the American author William Faulkner. The bestselling novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1963. Faulkner previously won this award for his book A Fable, making him one of only three authors to be awarded it more than once. Unlike many of his earlier works, it is a straightforward narration and eschews the complicated literary techniques of his more well known works.

William Cuthbert Faulkner (/ˈfɔːknər/; September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, screenplays, poetry, essays, and a play

William Cuthbert Faulkner (/ˈfɔːknər/; September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, screenplays, poetry, essays, and a play. He is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life.

Hung on the wall, it could have been his epitaph, like a Bertillon chart or a police poster; any cop in north Mississippi would have arrested him out of any crowd after merely reading the date Saturday morning, about ten.

Hung on the wall, it could have been his epitaph, like a Bertillon chart or a police poster; any cop in north Mississippi would have arrested him out of any crowd after merely reading the date Saturday morning, about ten oclock. We-your great-grandfather and I-were in the office, Father sitting at the desk totting up the money from the canvas sack and matching it against the list of freight bills which I had just collected around the Square; and I sitting in the chair against the wall waiting for noon when I would be paid my Saturday's (week's) wage.

With a Foreword by the author. One of Faulkner's comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural Mississippi

With a Foreword by the author. One of Faulkner's comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural Mississippi. The Priests' black coachman, Ned McCaslin, stows away, and the three of them are off on a heroic odyssey, for which they are all ill-equipped, that ends at Miss Reba's bordello in Memphis.


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Fordregelv
This is Faulkner's version of light, cheerful writing. It is a book about horse race, basically, and Faulkner knew horses and mules better than most people, and could write about them as magnificently as any other of the characters in his books. He knew horse racing, small boys, the effects of strong drink, pride, love and lies, and how humans mess things up and get them right, and there is also something about growing up, loss, pain, family and finding the world not only scary, but complicated and beautiful in ways that cannot be dreamed of, because people tend to dream small. Get this book, read this book, be an eleven year old again and feel again how strange, scary, wonderful and complex the world is, and if you love and know horses and horse racing, you will enjoy the ride even more. There is a reason Faulkner won the Nobel Prize for Literature, and this relatively minor novel is part of it.
Washington
Many reviewers, and the author, might consider this story one of the lesser efforts of Faulkner. Maybe so, but many readers will find this to be his most enjoyable book.

It is less difficult to follow than most of his writings, although still not always easy. His sentences, although interesting, are nevertheless long and complex and often require re-reading to block out a few of the dependent clauses so that the basic meaning of the sentence can be discerned. But many of those sentences are worth re-reading, more than once and not only to get the meaning.

The sentences are often very funny and sometimes profound. And that is the appeal of Faulkner, although the profundity of Faulkner can be overrated. Although he is very clever with words and expresses the emotions and attitudes of the pre-industrial/post civil war southern American like no other writer, his intellectual breadth and depth is limited. At times I feel he doesn't understand much beyond the Mississippi of the early 20th century.

But in some of his works, generally the less critically acclaimed examples, he is very entertaining. The Reivers is one of those works. My suggestion is that the reader skip the more obscure and darker efforts and brighten the day with the Reivers. It's enough of a challenge for the non-professional reader.

If you decide you want to work at your reading you can move on to the more obscure and darker books. I admit I did it the other way around and I don't recommend it.

GG
Shakataxe
This particular edition was poorly reproduced into ebook format, making it very difficult to read. The story was slow paced and nostalgic, though not necessarily in a good way.
Hilarious Kangaroo
I read this book first as a tattered library book and then bought this handsome hard cover edition and read it again. I am as equally drawn to the serious Faulkner and his soul scouring Absolom! Absolom! as to this harum-scarum coming of age adventure of the boy Lucius in The Reivers. The characters in this book are blessed to live in a fictional world where their lives are not overwhelmed by the crushing weight of America's original sin. Faulkner in this 1960's representation of the early 20th century deep south has constructed a local culture that you hope could have existed somewhere. The characters live in a small community- in a strict social and racial heirarchy - yet live and interact intimately, lovingly and humanely - as well as hilariously. The book is vastly entertaining and can be enjoyed on many levels. I highly recommend it.
Tekasa
Typical Faulkner - well done. Not for the unintelligent or poor reader or one who cannot concentrate and stay with the
story.
Ahieones
Truth be told, I watched the movie with Steve McQueen before I read the book so I knew how it was going to end!
Whatever
There are not enough stars to give to this wonderful book by Faulkner. It is a riotous story only he could have imagined! Every page is beautifully crafted to develop the characters and culture of the 20's in the South. Perfectly demonstrates the times. I grew up in the South not 50 miles from Oxford and Faulkner and am constantly amazed every time I reread one of his books how he can use words to portray so well the heart and soul of the South.
William Faulkner is known for grim scenes and family fractures of the post Civil War and early twentieth century South. His work has usually presented disfunctional working families, out of touch fallen elite types, people indifferent to the black families who work for them However, in the Reivers, Faulkner's last novel written about two months before his death, we take a bouncing trip with an eleven year old boy, a family black servant who is the brains of the group, and a bumble-headed oaf. The trip, in the boy's grandfather's car (lifted for the occasion) gives the boy a view of a different world, gambling, a house of prostitution, horse racing and horse race fixing. All ends on a positive note, for the boy a real life wakening--the novel is a sort of southern bildungsroman--and a happy (unusual for Faulkner) ending for almost all characters concerned. [[email protected] fix my e-mail]
The Reivers download epub
Contemporary
Author: William Faulkner
ISBN: 0701106816
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: CHATTO AND WINDUS; 1st Edition edition (1962)
Pages: 288 pages