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The Old Man

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Old Man is something of an adventure story. When a flood ravages the countryside of the lower Mississippi, a convict finds himself adrift with a pregnant woman.
Paperback, #692, 140 pages
Published November 1948 by Signet (first published January 1st 1939)
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Bruce
This work was originally the second half of the novel entitled, The Wild Palms, which was also the name of the first half of the novel. Later, Faulkner was dissatisfied with the work as a whole, feeling that the second half was much stronger, and published the second half, reviewed here, as a stand-alone work.

The Old Man is the River, the Mississippi, at the time of a record-breaking flood in 1927. The characters in this novella are not named, referred to only as the tall convict and the plump c
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Julie Rylie
I’m not going to say I absolutely disliked this book because it’s not the case. It’s just nearly the case. If it was not for the extremely bright and wise way it was written (I mean, vocabulary wise) I would have hated its guts. It’s so damn fucking boring (!!!), like boring to the core. I had a hard time trying to focus on this one. The story is just so bland. I don’t fucking care about floods in the Mississippi (!) and I didn’t like the fact that none of the characters had names (!) they were ...more
Dick Edwards
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very humanity story
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William Cuthbert Faulkner was a Nobel Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, his reputation is based mostly on his novels, novellas, and short stories. He was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter.
The majority of his works are based in his native state of Mississippi. Though his work was published as earl
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