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Where in the actual novel can I locate Faulkner's longest sentence (1,287 words) in...

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lazzarav | Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 1, 2007 at 6:00 AM via web

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Where in the actual novel can I locate Faulkner's longest sentence (1,287 words) in "Absalom, Absalom!"? 

 

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brandih | eNotes Employee

Posted February 1, 2007 at 6:15 AM (Answer #1)

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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.

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revolution | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted August 29, 2009 at 11:33 PM (Answer #2)

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You can buy the book and find it yourself. Or maybe, you can try Amazon, they have some sneak preview that let you see excerpts of the book (not the entire one through)

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