New York; (1963): Barns and Noble. Octavo. Item #028208
iii, 184 pages, index. The scholar whose biography on Robert Frost has here written an important guide to understanding Faulkner which avoids oversimplification. He illuminates Faulkner's major novels such as The Sound and the Fury, Sanctuary, Light in August, and five others, analyzing the major characters, the conditions, conflicts, and decisive actions. He has inscribed the book to Ann Allen: "With grateful memory to all she did to arrange a certain talk on William Faulkner, Affectionately, Larry Thompson." Laid in is a card to Ann Allen's daughter, Annette, noting Lawrance Thompson was her godfather as well as the biographer of Robert Frost who had seen much of her as a baby in Kingston, New Jersey. Bound in a salmon cloth, spine lettering blue, some soiling to spine, in clipped dust jacket with a crease to front and rear panels, light chipping or rubbing. A very good copy.