"The premise being that the white people in the south, before the North or the Govt. or anybody else owe and must pay a responsibility to the negro..." -Faulkner on the writing of Intruder in the Dust
FIRST EDITION of Faulkner's powerful novel of Southern race relations, centered around the trial of a black farmer (Lucas Beauchamp) accused of murdering a white man.
Intruder in the Dust "has the suspense and excitement that Faulkner can nearly always create and the disturbing emotional power that he can generate at his best... This subject of the complicated consequences of the mixture of white with Negro blood has been explored by Faulkner with remarkable intelligence and subtlety and variety of dramatic imagination; and Lucas himself, the black man who embarrasses a set of white relatives by having inherited the strongest traits of a common white ancestor, is one of the author's most impressive creations" (Edmund Wilson).
New York: Random House, 1948. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine; bright dust jacket with only a hint of edgewear. A beautiful copy.
Price: $1,350 .