By William Faulkner
Chosen by means of the fashionable Library as one of many a hundred most sensible novels of all time From the fashionable Library's new set of fantastically repackaged hardcover classics by means of William Faulkner-also to be had are Snopes, The Sound and the Fury, gentle in August, Absalom, Absalom!, and chosen brief tales one in all William Faulkner's most interesting novels, As I Lay demise, initially released in 1930, continues to be a charming and stylistically leading edge paintings. the tale revolves round a grim but darkly funny pilgrimage, as Addie Bundren's family members units out to meet her final want: to be buried in her local Jefferson, Mississippi, faraway from the depressing backwater atmosphere of her married existence. instructed via a number of voices, As I Lay demise vividly brings to existence Faulkner's imaginary South, one in all literature's nice invented landscapes, and is replete with the poignant, impoverished, violent, and hypnotically interesting characters that have been his trademark. besides a brand new Foreword via E. L. Doctorow, this variation reproduces the corrected textual content of As I Lay death as verified in 1985 by way of Faulkner professional Noel Polk.
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Nothing," Jewel said. " pa said. " "No," Jewel said. " "I want him to stay at home today," ma said. "Ill need him," pa said. " "You'll just have to do the best you can with Cash and Darl," ma said. " But he wouldn't do it. "I'm all right," he said, going on. But he wasn't all right. Anybody could see it. He was losing flesh, and I have seen him go to sleep chopping; watched the hoe going slower and slower up and down, with less and less of an arc, until it stopped and he leaning on it motionless in the hot shimmer of the sun.
Vernon can help them," Jewel says. " "You aint going to take my mule into that water," I say. Jewel looks at me. His eyes look like pieces of a broken plate. Ill pay for your damn mule. " "My mule aint going into that water," I say. "Jewel's going to use his horse," Darl says. " "Shut up, Darl," Cash says. " "My mule aint going into that water," I say. Darl He sits the horse, glaring at Vernon, his lean face suffused up to and beyond the pale rigidity of his eyes. The summer when he was fifteen, he took a spell of sleeping.
So next morning I never went down there. I heard them hitching up and then when I knowed they must be about ready to take out, I went out the front and went down the road toward the bridge until I heard the wagon come out of the lot and go back toward New Hope. And then when I come back to the house, Rachel jumped on me because I wasn't there to make them come in to breakfast. You cant tell about them. Just about when you decide they mean one tiling, I be durn if you not only haven't got to change your mind, like as not you got to take a rawhiding for thinking they meant it.
As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text (Modern Library) by William Faulkner