Light in August

  • by William Faulkner
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Joe Christmas does not know whether he is black or white. Faulkner makes of Joe's tragedy a powerful indictment of racism; at the same time, Joe's life is a study of the divided self and becomes a symbol of 20th century man.


What the Critics Say

"For all his concern with the South, Faulkner was actually seeking out the nature of man. Thus we must turn to him for that continuity of moral purpose which made for the greatness of our classics." (Ralph Ellison)


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Customer Reviews

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Simply great.

Scott Brick makes for a great narrator for this Faulkner classic. Well recorded reading. Like most of Faulkner's novels this is a gritty, and hard edged look into the human experience of the plight of the common southerner "after the fall". The plight of Joe Christmas and Lena Grove is unforgettable and well adapted for audible.
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- Jamie

Faulkner is excellent!

This is my first book by William Faulkner. I really enjoyed it. The adventure and intrigue kept me on the edge of my seat.
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- John Wurst

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-12-2005
  • Publisher: Random House Audio