Light in August (Digital Audiobook)

By William Faulkner, Scott Brick (Narrator)

Publication Date: April 17, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/30/1991)
Hardcover (4/2/2002)
MP3 CD (6/16/2015)
Compact Disc (8/2/2011)
Prebound (1/1/1991)
Compact Disc (8/2/2011)
MP3 CD (8/2/2011)
MP3 CD (8/2/2011)


“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” —William Faulkner
Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner’s most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry.

About the Author

William Cuthbert Faulkner was born in 1897 and raised in Oxford, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. One of the towering figures of American literature, he is the author of The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!, and As I Lay Dying, among many other  remarkable books. Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 and France’s Legion of Honor in 1951. He died in 1962.