Absalom, Absalom!

by William Faulkner


“Absalom, Absalom! is the story of Thomas Sutpen and his ruthless, single-minded pursuit of his grand design–to forge a dynasty in Jefferson, Mississippi, in 1830–which is ultimately destroyed by his own sons. A century later, the fugure of Sutpen continues to haunt young Quentin Compson.

“I was wrong. I admit it. I believed that there were things which still mattered just because they had mattered once. But I was wrong. Nothing matters but breath, breathing, to know and to be alive.”

William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!