As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

The narrative unfolds through the eyes of 15 different characters over 59 chapters. It is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her poor, rural family's quest and motivations—noble or selfish—to honor her wish to be buried in her hometown of Jefferson, Mississippi. As the Bundren family undertakes a journey to fulfill Addie's last wish, they face many hardships and personal revelations. The novel explores themes of existentialism, death, and the nature of family relationships.

The 67th greatest book of all time


Published
1930
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-300
Words
56,000
Original Language
English

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