“Some things you must always be unable to bear. Some things you must never stop refusing to bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame": William Faulkner's Intruder In The Dust; Signed by Him

  • Intruder In The Dust.

Intruder In The Dust.

Item Number: 82322

New York: Random House, 1948.

Second printing of this classic Faulkner novel, which explores the lives of a family of characters in the South. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by William Faulkner on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear and rubbing. Jacket design by E. McKnight Kauffer. From the library of a secretary at the publishing firm, Random House, where this book was signed. Trade editions signed by Faulkner are uncommon.

Set in the deep south that provided the backdrop for all of Faulkner's finest fiction, Intruder in the Dust is the novel that marks the final phase of its author's outstanding creative period. The chronicle of an elderly black farmer arrested for the murder of a white man and under threat from the lynch mob is a characteristically Faulknerian tale of dark omen, its sole ray of hope the character of the young white boy who repays an old favour by proving the innocence of the man who saved him from drowning in an icy creek.