The American classic-now available from Penguin for the first time
Published in 1957, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, "A Death in the Family" remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written. As Jay Follet hurries back to his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, he is killed in a car accident-a tragedy that destroys not only a life, but also the domestic happiness and contentment of a young family. A novel of great courage, lyric force, and powerful emotion, "A Death in the Family" is a masterpiece of American literature.
" The work of a writer whose power with English words can make you gasp." -Alfred Kazin, "The New York Times Book Review" " It is, in the full sense, poetry. . . . The language of the book, at once luminous and discreet . . . remains in the mind." -"The New Republic" " Brilliant, moving, and written with . . . objectivity and control. . . . It is wonderfully alive." -"The New Yorker"
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 1st September 2008
Publisher: Penguin Books
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 12.7 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.2