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By William Faulkner

First released in 1936, Absalom, Absalom! is William Faulkner’s 9th novel and one in all his so much well-known. It tells the tale of Thomas Sutpen and his ruthless, single-minded try to forge a dynasty in Jefferson, Mississippi, in 1830. even supposing his grand layout is finally destroyed by means of his personal sons, a century later the determine of Sutpen keeps to hang-out younger Quentin Compson, who's keen about his relations legacy and that of the previous South. “Faulkner’s novels have the standard of being lived, absorbed, remembered instead of purely observed,” famous Malcolm Cowley. “Absalom, Absalom! is structurally the soundest of all of the novels within the Yoknapatawpha series—and it earnings energy in retrospect.”

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One by one, the gregarious, confident layers of his self peel off, and he surrenders to longer and longer bouts of inaction and brooding. Like Carrie, he sits in a rocking chair, absorbed in the flow of random thoughts and jumbled feelings. Each stage of his decline is marked by some physical gesture: his shabby clothes, stubbly beard, and haggard face; his insatiable scanning of newspapers; his long hours lounging in hotel chairs in order to keep warm and pass the long afternoons; his demented counting of his money as it dwindles, especially after his desperate attempt to recoup at the poker table fails; and his scrimping on food to save pennies.

In the 1890s, Chicago舗s expansion accelerated at a frenzied pace; new buildings sprang up on every block. The cocky city seemed to offer unprecedented opportunities for success to those who could ride the crest of this wave. In the first half of Sister Carrie, the lower rungs of the social hierarchy舒the factory workers and the large armies of the unemployed, the ill, the petty criminals, the unassimilated immigrants, and the poor unable to fend for themselves舒lurk in the shadows of Dreiser舗s canvas.

Paul on business, they measured their success not only by how many orders their customers placed but by how grandiose the hotel they stayed in was. When Hurstwood舗s wife forces him out of their home, he consoles himself by spending the night at Palmer House, Chicago舗s most elegant hotel. On the lam, Hurstwood chooses a hotel in Montreal that he hopes will conceal his identity (detectives are on his trail). Arriving in New York, he registers in a hotel, respectable but not expensive, that his friends are unlikely to frequent (he is mortified at the prospect of encountering old acquaintances who will know the reason for his flight).

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