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Where in the actual novel (chapter number, etc.) can I locate Faulkner's longest...
Topic: Absalom, Absalom!
Where in the actual novel (chapter number, etc.) can I locate Faulkner's longest sentence (1,287 words) in "Absalom, Absalom?"?
Neither my reference librarians nor I can find it in the Guinness Book of World Records on-line or in the copies of the GBoWR at my campus library or on the internet. So I was hoping that a true Faulknerian could help me.
I'm in search of it because 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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Middle School Teacher
I would recommend a flip through the book. I know the sentence goes on for a couple of pages and found that it begins with "They bore it as though..."
Posted by chloemink on February 1, 2007 at 7:10 AM (Answer #1)
OK, I found it for you. It's on page 361 of the corrected text Modern Library edition. You can actually read some of the sentence online at Amazon, which has a search inside the book feature.
Posted by alexb2 on February 2, 2007 at 2:30 AM (Answer #2)
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