Soldier's Pay was Faulkner's first novel. In the Summer of 1925, working in New Orleans, Faulkner met Sherwood Anderson, who encouraged him to write a novel.
Unlike his later books, this post-war story of a wounded, helpless and dying officer returning home to his father and his fickle sweetheart is set in Georgia, but Faulkner's powerful; depiction of the south, and his extraordinary characterization are already evident.
"By universal consent of critics and common readers, Faulkner is now recognised as the strongest American novelist of the century, clearly surpassing Ernest Hemingway and Scott Fitzgerald, and standing as an equal in the sequence that includes Hawthorne, Melville, Mark Twain and Henry James" -- Harold Bloom "There is no writer living who can play upon a scene the rich and Rembrandtesque flame that Faulkner commands" Evening Standard "His prose style is all his own, often sensuously alert, evocative, graceful" Daily Telegraph
Series: Vintage classics
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 3rd November 2000
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1