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Requiem for a Nun by William Faulkner. First edition. Number 119 of 750 copies signed by Faulkner.

Requiem for a Nun by William Faulkner. First edition. Number 119 of 750 copies signed by Faulkner. Random House. 1951. Gilt lettering on spine has faded, but is still legible. A 1/2" long gouge near the top of the spine. About a 1/2" long area wear near th the front top of the spine. Wear to the marbling on front and back covers, cover edges and tips. Light soiling and staining to page edges. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. FE20a

Requiem for a Nun "was first published in 1951. It is a sequel to Faulkner's early novel Sanctuary, which introduced the 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.

Requiem, originally published in book form, was later adapted for the stage. It was also a co-source, along with Sanctuary, for the 1961 film Sanctuary."-Wikipedia