By William Faulkner
This novel received either the Pulitzer Prize and the nationwide e-book Award in 195. An allegorical tale of worldwide conflict I, set within the trenches in France and working ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it used to be initially thought of a pointy departure for Faulkner. lately it has turn out to be well-known as certainly one of his significant works and an important a part of the Faulkner oeuvre. Faulkner himself fought within the conflict, and his descriptions of it "rise to magnificence," in line with The long island Times, and comprise, in Malcolm Cowley's phrases, "some of the main robust scenes he ever conceived."
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The shadow of coming events was black and dim, like a The fate of our Empire hung upon a thread. Twenty-four hours ago England was smiling, content in the confidence of its perfect safety and immunity from invasion yet all the horrors of war had, with a startling, appalling suddenness, fallen and bewildered it. The booming of French cannon at Newhaven formed the last salute of many a brave funeral pall. who fell shattered and lifeless. the sun rose crimson from the grey misty sea, the work From the turrets of the of destruction increased in vigour.
Windows cracked, and clouds of snujke and tongues of fire belched forth from them. The furious, demoniacal rabble It had now grown dusk. surging in the Square set up loud, prolonged cheering when they saw the long dark building burning. In delight they paused in their work of destruction, watching the flames The flames leaped growing brighter as they burst through the roof, licking the central dome; and while the timber crackled and the fire roared, casting a lurid glare u])on the tall buildings round and lighting up the imposing facade of the Grand Hotel, they cheered vociferously and sang the " Marseillaise " until the smoke half choked them and their throats grew hoarse.
Over to see Lord Stanbury for a moment. " The Count, casting the newspaper wearily aside, glanced at his watch. " It's half-past one," if not more. down to After Hurlingham. he all, I said. " " All right. I'll run down in a cab as soon as I can get away," answered Engleheart. Come on as soon as you can. Violet will be "Good. " "Of course I shall," replied his unsuspicious friend, and they shook hands, after which the Count put on his hat and sauntered jauntily out. In Parliament Street he jumped into his phaeton, but instead of driving to Hurlingham gave his man orders to proceed with all speed to the General Post Office, St.
A Fable by William Faulkner