Faulkner's Masterpiece in the Rare First State Dust JacketWilliam Faulkner. The Sound and the Fury. New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, .
First edition. Octavo. 400 pages.
Publisher's white cloth spine over black and white patterned paper boards with black spine titles. In original first state dust jacket with Humanity Uprooted priced at $3.00 on the rear panel. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Minor wear to edges. Minor wear to spine ends and corners of dust jacket. Spine faded, as usual. Light rubbing to rear panel. A few pages near the end unopened. A clean, unsophisticated copy in near fine condition.
The Sound and the Fury began as a simple short story "about a girl and her brothers," but eventually grew into "this radically different work, this immense leap in technique that would contribute to one critic's calling him 'the greatest innovator in the history of American fiction'" (Blotner, p. 212).
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