A Death in the Family by James Agee

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A Death in the Family is an autobiographical novel by author James Agee, set in Knoxville, Tennessee. He began writing it in 1948, but it was not quite complete when he died in 1955. It was edited and released posthumously in 1957 by editor David McDowell. Agee's widow and children were left with little money after Agee's death and McDowell wanted to help them by publishing the work.

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The 345th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 14th on The Best Southern Novels of All Time (Oxford American)
  2. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  3. - 50 Memorable Books from 50 Years of Books to Remember (The New York Public Library)
  4. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  5. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)
  6. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)

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