Title: The Reivers – A Reminiscence
Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Random House
Publication Year: 1962
Special Attributes: Book Of The Month Club Edition
Used Condition: tight binding, clean text, no marks, not ex-library, pages lightly age darkened, dust jacket creased and worn
Description from dust jacket
The Reivers is, with no reservations whatsoever, one of the funniest books in our literature. It is a comic classic that will be universally read and reread, not only today, but as far into the future as any fiction of our time can continue to delight, interest, and inform the world of tomorrow. To seasoned readers of William Faulkner, The Reivers will come as no surprise, for they are already aware that his great gift for comedy is one of the most brilliant facets of his genius. But to those readers who have only sampled his work, The Reivers will be an especial delight.
To reveal too much of the plot would be a discourtesy to the reader, for this is a book which moves on the wheels of breathless suspense. It may be said, however, that one day in 1905 eleven-year-old Lucius Priest – certain to become one of the most cherished striplings in literature – “borrowed” his grandfather’s automobile, with the tacit connivance of two older friends: the part-Indian Boon Hogganbeck and Ned William McCaslin, a Negro. In that nostalgic day, their ensuing expedition in the car from Jefferson, Mississippi, to Memphis called for the fearless hardihood of pioneers. The account of the heroic trio’s journey is as exciting as it is hilarious – but it is just a pale prelude to the adventures that await them in Memphis.