As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

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The book is told in stream of consciousness writing style by 15 different narrators in 59 chapters. It is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest—noble or selfish—to honor her wish to be buried in the town of Jefferson. The novel was written in six weeks while Faulkner was working at a power plant, published in 1930, and described by Faulkner as a "tour de force".

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The 48th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 5th on The 16 Greatest Books of All Time (NYU Local)
  2. - 7th on The Best Southern Novels of All Time (Oxford American)
  3. - 8th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  4. - 11th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  5. - 19th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  6. - 35th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  7. - 52nd on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  8. - 64th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  9. - 84th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  10. - 92nd on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  11. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  12. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdfmended_books.pd)
  13. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  14. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
  15. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  16. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  17. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  18. - How to Read and Why (Harold Bloom)
  19. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)
  20. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
  21. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

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