A Fable by William Faulkner

This novel is a World War I allegory where a Christ-like figure emerges within a French regiment, sparking a mutiny. The figure, a corporal, persuades his squadron to not attack in the bloody conflict, leading to their court-martial and execution. The narrative explores themes of war, morality, and the human spirit, with the corporal's actions causing a ripple effect, impacting the lives of soldiers, officers, and even a Jesuit priest.

The 3090th greatest book of all time


Published
1954
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
384
Words
128,000
Original Language
English

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