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Where in the actual novel can I locate Faulkner's longest sentence (1,287 words) in...
Topic: Absalom, Absalom!
Where in the actual novel can I locate Faulkner's longest sentence (1,287 words) in "Absalom, Absalom?"? I cannot find it in the Guinness Book of World Records on-line or in the copies at my campus library.
My students cannot believe that a sentence can be that long without being a run-on, so I would like to analyze it with them.
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I wasn't able to find the actual sentence, but I found this in Absalom, Absalom's Wikipedia entry:
The Guinness Book of World Records has an entry for what it claims is the longest proper sentence in English. It cites a sentence from "Absalom, Absalom! containing 1,287 words.
Posted by brandih on February 1, 2007 at 6:15 AM (Answer #1)
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