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by William Faulkner

eBook The Reivers (Vintage Classics) download ISBN: 0099585812
Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage; New Ed edition (August 8, 1996)
Language: English
Pages: 256
ePub: 1973 kb
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Rating: 4.6
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary

Other author's books: Three Famous Short Novels: Spotted Horses Old Man The Bear (Vintage).

Chapter 1. GRANDFATHER SAID: This is the kind of a man Boon Hogganbeck was. Hung on the wall, it could have been his epitaph, like a Bertillon chart or a police poster; any cop in north Mississippi would have arrested him out of any crowd after merely reading the date. It was Saturday morning, about ten oclock. Other author's books: Three Famous Short Novels: Spotted Horses Old Man The Bear (Vintage). The Essential Faulkner. Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner. Essays, Speeches & Public Letters.

Winner of the National Book Award . Forty-two stories make up this magisterial collection by the writer who stands at the pinnacle of modern American fiction. One of Faulkner's comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural Mississippi. Eleven-year-old Lucius Priest is persuaded by Boon Hogganbeck, one of his family's retainers, to steal his grandfather's car and make a trip to Memphis.

The Reivers is one of those works. Absolom! as to this harum-scarum coming of age adventure of the boy Lucius in The Reivers. It's enough of a challenge for the non-professional reader. If you decide you want to work at your reading you can move on to the more obscure and darker books. The characters in this book are blessed to live in a fictional world where their lives are not overwhelmed by the crushing weight of America's original sin.

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Faulkner’s mastery of modern modes of narration, namely through his use of the interior . The last novel of Faulkner’s to be published before his death, The Reivers is a much more light-hearted affair than his earlier works.

Faulkner’s mastery of modern modes of narration, namely through his use of the interior monologue, multiple narrators and displacement of time, can be enjoyed in the following nine seminal works by the author. A Rose for Emily (1930). Whilst Faulkner will always be remembered for his novelistic masterpieces, he was also a master of the short story, and A Rose for Emily is sure proof of this.

The Reivers: A Reminiscence, published in 1962, is the last novel by the American author William Faulkner. The bestselling novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1963. Faulkner previously won this award for his book A Fable, making him one of only three authors to be awarded it more than once. Unlike many of his earlier works, it is a straightforward narration and eschews the complicated literary techniques of his more well known works.

The Reivers (Vintage Classics) - This grand misadventure is the story of three unlikely thieves, or reivers: eleven-year-old Lucius . The astonishing and complicated results reveal Faulkner as a master of the picaresque.

The Reivers (Vintage Classics) - This grand misadventure is the story of three unlikely thieves, or reivers: eleven-year-old Lucius Priest and two of his family's retainers, Boon Hogganbaeck and Ned the coachman. Manufacturer: Vintage Release date: 8 August 1996 ISBN-10 : 0099585812 ISBN-13: 9780099585817.

Comments: (7)
Cildorais
This is Faulkner's version of light, cheerful writing. It is a book about horse race, basically, and Faulkner knew horses and mules better than most people, and could write about them as magnificently as any other of the characters in his books. He knew horse racing, small boys, the effects of strong drink, pride, love and lies, and how humans mess things up and get them right, and there is also something about growing up, loss, pain, family and finding the world not only scary, but complicated and beautiful in ways that cannot be dreamed of, because people tend to dream small. Get this book, read this book, be an eleven year old again and feel again how strange, scary, wonderful and complex the world is, and if you love and know horses and horse racing, you will enjoy the ride even more. There is a reason Faulkner won the Nobel Prize for Literature, and this relatively minor novel is part of it.
Groll
Many reviewers, and the author, might consider this story one of the lesser efforts of Faulkner. Maybe so, but many readers will find this to be his most enjoyable book.

It is less difficult to follow than most of his writings, although still not always easy. His sentences, although interesting, are nevertheless long and complex and often require re-reading to block out a few of the dependent clauses so that the basic meaning of the sentence can be discerned. But many of those sentences are worth re-reading, more than once and not only to get the meaning.

The sentences are often very funny and sometimes profound. And that is the appeal of Faulkner, although the profundity of Faulkner can be overrated. Although he is very clever with words and expresses the emotions and attitudes of the pre-industrial/post civil war southern American like no other writer, his intellectual breadth and depth is limited. At times I feel he doesn't understand much beyond the Mississippi of the early 20th century.

But in some of his works, generally the less critically acclaimed examples, he is very entertaining. The Reivers is one of those works. My suggestion is that the reader skip the more obscure and darker efforts and brighten the day with the Reivers. It's enough of a challenge for the non-professional reader.

If you decide you want to work at your reading you can move on to the more obscure and darker books. I admit I did it the other way around and I don't recommend it.

GG
Unsoo
This particular edition was poorly reproduced into ebook format, making it very difficult to read. The story was slow paced and nostalgic, though not necessarily in a good way.
Keath
I read this book first as a tattered library book and then bought this handsome hard cover edition and read it again. I am as equally drawn to the serious Faulkner and his soul scouring Absolom! Absolom! as to this harum-scarum coming of age adventure of the boy Lucius in The Reivers. The characters in this book are blessed to live in a fictional world where their lives are not overwhelmed by the crushing weight of America's original sin. Faulkner in this 1960's representation of the early 20th century deep south has constructed a local culture that you hope could have existed somewhere. The characters live in a small community- in a strict social and racial heirarchy - yet live and interact intimately, lovingly and humanely - as well as hilariously. The book is vastly entertaining and can be enjoyed on many levels. I highly recommend it.
Wilalmaine
Typical Faulkner - well done. Not for the unintelligent or poor reader or one who cannot concentrate and stay with the
story.
Charyoll
Truth be told, I watched the movie with Steve McQueen before I read the book so I knew how it was going to end!
The Sphinx of Driz
There are not enough stars to give to this wonderful book by Faulkner. It is a riotous story only he could have imagined! Every page is beautifully crafted to develop the characters and culture of the 20's in the South. Perfectly demonstrates the times. I grew up in the South not 50 miles from Oxford and Faulkner and am constantly amazed every time I reread one of his books how he can use words to portray so well the heart and soul of the South.
William Faulkner is known for grim scenes and family fractures of the post Civil War and early twentieth century South. His work has usually presented disfunctional working families, out of touch fallen elite types, people indifferent to the black families who work for them However, in the Reivers, Faulkner's last novel written about two months before his death, we take a bouncing trip with an eleven year old boy, a family black servant who is the brains of the group, and a bumble-headed oaf. The trip, in the boy's grandfather's car (lifted for the occasion) gives the boy a view of a different world, gambling, a house of prostitution, horse racing and horse race fixing. All ends on a positive note, for the boy a real life wakening--the novel is a sort of southern bildungsroman--and a happy (unusual for Faulkner) ending for almost all characters concerned. [[email protected] fix my e-mail]