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    William Faulkner
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    Liveright; Reissue edition (December 17, 1996)
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    320 pages
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Home William Faulkner Soldier's Pa. Craned heads of other passengers became again smugly unconcerned over books and papers and the train rushed on along the sunset.

Home William Faulkner Soldier's Pay. Home. Well, gentlemen, began Yaphank conversationally. The two civilians sprang like plucked wires and one of them said, Now, now, soothingly, putting his hand on the soldier.

A group of soldiers travel by train across the United States in the.

Soldiers' Pay is the first novel published by the American author William Faulkner. It was originally published by Boni & Liveright on February 25, 1926. It is unclear if Soldiers' Pay is the first novel written by Faulkner. It is however the first novel published by the author

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A deft hand has woven this narrative. This book rings true. The New York Times Faulkner’s first novel.

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Soldiers’ Pay (1926). Faulkner’s novelistic debut might not have been considered as successful as Hemingway’s (who in the same year published The Sun Also Rises) but it was nevertheless an ambitious work whose modernist structural techniques laid the foundations for later novels.

A group of soldiers travel by train across the United States in the aftermath of the First World Wa.

A group of soldiers travel by train across the United States in the aftermath of the First World War. One of them is horribly scarred, blind and almost entir. Faulkner’s first novel deals powerfully with lives blighted by war. 357 pages, with a reading time of ~. hours (89,412 words), and first published in 1926. Lowe, Julian, number -, late a Flying Cadet, Umptieth Squadron, Air Service, known as ‘One Wing’ by the other embryonic aces of his flight, regarded the world with a yellow and disgruntled eye.

Originally published in 1926, Soldiers’ Pay was William Faulkner’s debut novel and was inspired by his own frustrated aspirations to go to war. After being rejected by the US military, Faulkner joined the Canadian flyers with. After being rejected by the US military, Faulkner joined the Canadian flyers with the Royal Air Force but was still in training when the First World War ended. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Soldiers Pay. 316 printed pages. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. This is a post war story of a wounded, helpless and dying officer returning home to his father and his fickle sweetheart in Georgia.

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Faulkner's first novel, published in 1926, is one of the most memorable works to emerge from the First World War.

The story of a wounded veterans homecoming, it is partly autobiographical, filled with hope, dark laughter, and despair.

I've never been a big fan of William Faulkner, and this book, SOLDIER'S PAY, didn't change that. It seemed overly pretentious, verbose and pompous to the point of being boring. Faulkner's language has always been dense and ornate, but it simply did not work with this subject - a damaged and scarred veteran returning home to Georgia from the war. I'm always interested in reading books about the World Wars, but this one was just too tedious and did not work at all for me. I gave up on it after about 100 pages. My apologies to the late great Mr. Faulkner, but I cannot, in good conscience, recommend this book. (Although I did like the retro cover of this old paperback version.) P.S. I kept reading SOLDIER'S PAY, but it didn't get any better - too many characters, mostly unbelievable. Just a muddy mess of a novel, really. But it was his first one, and I know he got better, so ... (two and a half stars)

- Tim Bazzett, author of the memoir, BOOKLOVER
Not a bad first effort from ol' William Faulkner. Donald Mahon comes home from WWI and is eager to marry the fiance he left--Cecily. But his face is badly disfigured and he is almost blind. The plight of the novel is whether or not Cecily should marry Donald in his current state, when there are other eligible bachelors ready to do so. First, she says yes, then she says no. Back and forth we go! The last third of the novel is a touch hard to follow because it skips around so much, but overall, it's not so bad.
This is one of Faulkner's best stories, but perhaps the least read. If you are a Faulkner fan, you have read it. If you are not a reader of Faulkner, this is a good one with which to start. It is the story of a World War I soldier coming home with debilitating terminal injuries which have essentially ended his life as he knows it. He is treated with human kindness by some, but others are horrified and uncomfortable, and even deny his humanity. As Hemingway wrote about "The Lost Generation," Faulkner also brings the human cost of war into stark reality. It seems the most artistic among us are the most prescient.
Poetic and with an "ackward lyricism" (Weinstein, BECOMING FAULKNER). The novel more faithful to the naturalist-realist tradition Faulkner inherited--from Anderson, Dreiser, et al.--than other of his less accessible works. A fecundity of poetic description imbues the natural world with more life than some of the characters. "A tree...turning upward its ceaseless white-bellied leaves, was a swirling silver veil stood on end, a fountain arrested forever; carven water."
This was a terrible book. In fact I only read it part way through because it was so bad. I would not recommend it to anyone.
I was immediately immersed in the smoothest prose I have ever read. I don't know why I never began to read Faulkner till age 70, he is a revelation.
This book was first published in 1925; it is the author's first novel. And it is my second reading of it; the first time was more than 40 years ago, under some unusual circumstances. As with numerous, but not all other second readings, I understood and appreciated it much more this time around. The received wisdom is that this is one of his lesser works, and might easily be given a miss. I would disagree. Although several of Faulkner works should be considered essential reads, "Soldier's Pay" is also essential, for several reasons. It is oh so rich in insights into the human condition. There is a wide-range of character types, many not very "sympathetic", whom I feel Faulkner developed quite well. And the plot development is quite sophisticated, for this being his first novel. Also there are the rich descriptions of the Georgia landscape, over a two month period, in the spring of 1919, at a time of fireflies, and the street lights going off at midnight, and yes, the smell of magnolia trees.

Donald Mahon is the central character, coming home from World War I. He had been an aviator in the British Air Force, and badly wounded. An ugly scar across his face repels most who see him, including, once he arrives home, his fiancée, the ever so flighty and shallow Cecily. Throughout the novel, he is the "object" of the other characters' attentions; he can say virtually nothing. An older soldier, Joe Gilligan, and a young war widow, Margaret Powers, help Mahon return home to Georgia, and his father, who is an Episcopalian minister. If one were to accuse Faulkner of being misogynist for his portrait of Cecily, the defense would offer an equally scathing portrait of Januarius Jones, a "scholar" of sorts, and one who clumsily fancies himself a lady's man. Lesser characters include Emmy, who is the housekeeper at the Mahon residents, with her own heartbreaking history, as well as aspirations, and George Farr, who has interests in, and is enticed by Cecily.

In real life, Faulkner, greatly exaggerated his non-existent participation in World War I. So, in terms of characters, I felt Cecily's young brother, Robert, who was fascinated with "war stories", and wanting to see the Mahon's scar, might come closest to resembling Faulkner himself. But somehow, Faulkner got the war, its participants, and the reaction from the "home front" almost perfectly right. For example, when you really know that the death of a given soldier was anything but heroic, there is an absolute conspiracy of silence on that issue with the family. I also thought Faulkner perfectly captured the wild attractions (and repulsions) of the soldiers, and the women they would be leaving behind, and some would return to.

Sexual innuendo, maneuvers, and the occasional fulfillment permeates the novel. There are the ugly jealousies of three women, and the collective jealousies of all American women. At the Grand Ball, one woman makes the remark, to a returning soldier: "Of course, we can't hope to compete with French women." There are those Georgian spring nights when: "Dew on the grass, dew on small unpickable roses, making them sweeter, giving them an odour... Dew on the grass, the grass assumed a faint luminousness so if it had stolen light from day and the moisture of night were releasing it, giving it back to the world again... Tree-frogs...released the liquid flute-like monotony swelling in their throats, filling the night with the imminence of summer...Fire-flies had not yet come."

Some portions of the novel do seem improbable, which seemed to only match the improbability of my first reading of it. My copy is from Australia, where I purchased it on "R&R" from Vietnam. When I returned to Vietnam, I only had a few days left, and I started reading it. And I finished it in Hawaii, on the way home from the war, since one of the crew-members had claimed he saw a rat on the plane, and it had to be delayed for fumigation for 24 hours. I always suspected the far more plausible sexual yearnings of the crew member, and an arranged "hot date." Nonetheless, the themes helped prepare me for the many misconceptions, and general indifference of the home-town folks, as it seems to be, after every war. Faulkner's first novel, and not one to be overlooked. 5-stars.