238th years! Let’s make this one the best of your life. 

BRINK Books Pick #4 gets back to the classics, with a monument of stream-of-consciousness by William Faulkner. 


"The passionate Compsons. In The Sound and the Fury, Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner probes the explosive emotions of an aristocratic Southern family thwarted by circumstances and their own tumultuous passions.

Hailed by critics as a great novel of tenderness and violence, cruelty and love, The Sound and the Fury has been adapted for the motion pictures. The Jerry Wald Production stars Yul Brynner and Joanne Woodward, directed by Martin Ritt, the movie is a 20th Century-Fox release in CinemaScope and DeLuxe Color.

This edition of The Sound and the Fury includes a special Appendix by William Faulkner, first written for The Portable Faulkner, and reprinted in the Modern Library edition. It serves as Faulkner’s “last word” on the Compson family, and as an introduction to this book.

'Turns such a powerful light on reality that it gains a fast grip on the emotions of the reader.' —Harry Hansen

'Faulkner is our greatest living writer, our only genius.' —Harper’s Magazine

'He is able at outraging our emotions….He has one of the greatest natural gifts to be found anywhere in America.' —Mark Van Doren

'Faulkner is a writer with a unique gift of illuminating dark corners of the human soul.' —Harold Strauss, New York Times”