The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury

Alternate version of this book.

The tragedy of the Compson family features some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, the character’s voices and actions mesh to create what is arguably Faulkner’s masterpiece and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.

Title:The Sound and the Fury
Edition Language:English
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    The Sound and the Fury Reviews

  • Stephen

    A review paying homage to BENJY COMPSON'S uniquely disorienting narration: BENJY...narrator... lacks sense of time...merger of past and present merge...all the same...disorientation...1928...Easter....

  • Bram

    Whew. This is a devastating book. Probably one of the most depressing stories I've read. Incest, castration, suicide, racism, misogyny—this one has it all. Even at the beginning, when it is possible...

  • Aubrey

    The first time I attempted this book, I made my way through a mere three pages before deciding it would be a waste. To date, it is the only book that I had the good sense to leave until later, as my u...

  • Paul Bryant

    Reading some books is like clambering through a barbed wire fence at the bottom of a swamp with your oxygen tank about to run out and this is one of those. When you’re done with it you look round ex...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    William Faulkner's unforgettable 1929 novel of the "rotting family in the rotting house." It's a somber tale of the tragically dysfunctional Compson family, told with insight and remarkable talent, th...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    671. The Sound And The Fury, William FaulknerThe Sound and the Fury is a novel written by the American author William Faulkner. It employs a number of narrative styles, including stream of consciousne...

  • Violet wells

    This is one of those books that makes a gigantic claim. As if it’s either genius or it’s Emperor’s New Clothes. It won’t settle for anything in-between. On every page I felt Faulkner was strai...

  • ?ntellecta

    "Schall und Wahn"is not easy reading. The plot is shattered by flashbacks, cuts, and inner monologues. In each part the narrative perspective changes. In spite of this experimental and innovative narr...

  • Matthew

    A tale of two books . . .At times a 1 star book. Incoherent ramblings - which I know are praised by some as the essence of stream of consciousness. Random time jumps - apparently they released a speci...

  • Steven Godin

    I'm done. My third and final attempt has failed miserably.No, not miserably. Gladly actually. So it's official. I'm now as thick as two short planks, an intellectual misfit, I Wouldn't know literary g...