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Light in August

William Faulkner
  • Study Guide

Light in August is a novel by William Faulkner that was first published in 1932.


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See a complete list of the characters in Light in August and in-depth analyses of Joe Christmas, Lena Grove, Reverend Gail Hightower, and Byron Bunch.

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