Mosquitoes (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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Faulkner's second novel is a high-spirited satiric romp set on an ill-fated pleasure cruise out of New Orleans.

Wealthy Mrs. Maurier, the widowed heiress of an old New Orleans family, likes to collect "artistic types." When she plans a multi-day outing on her yacht and manages to corral aboard a group that includes a melancholic poet, a brooding sculptor, a self-important writer, her unconventional young niece, and assorted other odd characters, the results are both disastrous and hilarious. When the ship runs aground near an overheated swamp, the pretensions and frustrations of its various passengers reach a fever pitch. Faulkner's lyrical descriptions, witty dialogue, and forays into fluid stream-of-consciousness demonstrate in lighter form the literary techniques that the young author later came to be so celebrated for.

About the Author

WILLIAM FAULKNER was born in 1897 and raised in Oxford, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. One of the towering figures of American literature, he is the author of The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Absalom, Absalom!, among many other remarkable books. Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 1949 and France’s Legion of Honor in 1951. He died in 1962.

Praise For…

"Swift and lusty writing. . . . A brilliance that you can rightfully expect only in the writings of a few." —Lillian Hellman, New York Herald Tribune

“Faulkner has a sense of character; he has a sense of humor; he has a sense of style." —Conrad Aiken, New York Evening Post

"Wistful and poetic as well as sophisticatedly cynical." —Saturday Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593470985
ISBN-10: 0593470982
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: August 15th, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Vintage International