By William Faulkner
This novel received either the Pulitzer Prize and the nationwide ebook Award in 195. An allegorical tale of worldwide struggle I, set within the trenches in France and working ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was once initially thought of a pointy departure for Faulkner. lately it has become famous as one among 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," based on The big apple Times, and comprise, in Malcolm Cowley's phrases, "some of the main strong scenes he ever conceived."
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She raises both eyebrows. ” I ask. ” After dinner, Four disappears without a word. Eric leads us down a series of hallways without telling us where we’re going. I don’t know why a Dauntless leader would be responsible for a group of initiates, but maybe it is just for tonight. At the end of each hallway is a blue lamp, but between them it’s dark, and I have to be careful not to stumble over uneven ground. Christina walks beside me in silence. No one told us to be quiet, but none of us speak. Eric stops in front of a wooden door and folds his arms.
His hair is orange-red, the color of an old carrot. ” I say. “Peter is pure evil. When we were kids, he would pick fights with people from other factions and then, when an adult came to break it up, he’d cry and make up some story about how the other kid started it. And of course, they believed him, because we were Candor and we couldn’t lie. ” Christina wrinkles her nose and adds, “Drew is just his sidekick. I doubt he has an independent thought in his brain. ” In the arena, Al punches Will hard in the jaw.
His name is Eric,” says Four. ” “Seriously? ” Four gives her a grave look. ” I can tell she’s about to ask what I want to ask: Then what does matter? But Eric’s eyes stop scanning the room, and he starts toward a table. He starts toward our table and drops into the seat next to Four. He offers no greeting, so neither do we. ” he asks, nodding to Christina and me. ” “Ooh, a Stiff,” says Eric, smirking at me. His smile pulls at the piercings in his lips, making the holes they occupy wider, and I wince.
A Fable by William Faulkner