In the mid-1840s a thirteen-year-old British cabin boy, Gemmy Fairley, is cast ashore in the far north of Australia and taken in by aborigines. Sixteen years later he moves back into the world of Europeans, among hopeful yet terrified settlers who are staking out their small patch of home in an alien place.
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As I Lay Dying: The Corrected TextVintage - Narrated in turn by each of the family members—including Addie herself—as well as others the novel ranges in mood, from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Penguin Books. I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. This edition reproduces the corrected text of As I Lay Dying as established in 1985 by Noel Polk.
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As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text - William faulkner on as i lay dying as i lay dying is Faulkner’s harrowing account of the Bundren family’s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother.