Requiem for a Nun

By: Faulkner, William (1897-1962)

Price: $225.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


First Edition, First Printing. The artist E. McKnight Kauffer is incorrectly identified as 'M. McKnight Kauffer' on front flap of jacket; with $3.00 price. First state book with Chocktaw rather than Choctaw on page 21.


A work of fiction written by William Faulkner which 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.


Adapted for the theater by Albert Camus in 1956. It was also a co-source, along with Sanctuary, for the 1961 film Sanctuary.


Black cloth to pale green cloth boards. Top edge stained. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has age-toned a bit on the spine and the white of the rear panel. Small rub at the foot of the spine. Previous owner's information on the front free endpage. 8vo; [vi] + 286 pages; 8.25 inches tall.


Ref. McBride, p28; Allen, 264

Title: Requiem for a Nun

Author Name: Faulkner, William (1897-1962)

Categories: Award Winning Books and Authors, MODERN LITERATURE - Fiction,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1951

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 013477

Keywords: Southern Literature,