The Wild Palms by William Faulkner

The novel intertwines two distinct narratives: one follows a young couple, Harry and Charlotte, who rebel against societal norms by eloping and living a transient lifestyle fueled by passion and disregard for consequences, while the other narrative presents the story of an older man, McCord, serving time in prison for murder and reflecting on his life and the events that led to his incarceration. The two stories, set in the contrasting landscapes of the untamed wilderness and the confines of a cell, explore themes of freedom, love, and the inexorable consequences of personal choices, ultimately revealing the tragic and inextricable link between the two tales.

The 5996th greatest book of all time


Published
1939
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
null
Words
69,000
Original Language
English

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