First Edition of William Faulkner's Requiem for a Nun
Requiem for a Nun.
Item Number: 96768
New York: Random House, 1951.
First edition, advance review copy of the sequel to Faulkner’s Sanctuary. Octavo, original cloth. With the Random House review copy slip laid in, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design M. McKnight Kauffer.
The sequel to Faulkner's early novel Sanctuary, Requiem for a Nun follows the previously introduced characters of Temple Drake, her friend (later husband) Gowan Stevens, and Gowan's uncle Gavin Stevens. The events in Requiem are set in Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha County and Jackson, Mississippi, in November 1937 and March 1938, eight years after the events of Sanctuary. In Requiem, Temple, now married with a child, must learn to deal with her violent, turbulent past as related in Sanctuary.