As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text
- Publish Date: 1991-01-30
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: William Faulkner
âI set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall.â âWilliam Faulkner on As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying is Faulknerâs harrowing account of the Bundren familyâs odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Narrated in turn Â by each of the family membersâincluding Addie herselfâas well as others the novel ranges in mood, from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Considered one of the most influential novels in American fiction in structure, style, and drama, As I Lay Dying is a true 20th-century classic.
This edition reproduces the corrected text of As I Lay Dying as established in 1985 by Noel Polk.