Faulkner, William -- Sanctuary [Book]
New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931. First Edition. 380pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Book is in fantastic condition; spine has modest pushing, pages are crisp. There is an owner’s bookplate on the front pastedown and a light pencil mark on a few pages. Dust wrapper is bright, even toning, a few chips and a closed tear on the rear. A wonderful, well-kept copy. First edition of the novel that established Faulkner's literary reputation. Set in Mississippi in the summer of 1929, Sanctuary is a story of murder, rape, and abduction; widely considered Faulkner's most controversial work. "It is one of the most terrifying books I have ever read. And it is one of the most extraordinary" - Edwin Seaver.