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A Death in the Family
by James Agee


Overview - The American classic--now available from Penguin for the first time

Published in 1957, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written.  Read more...


 
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Overview
The American classic--now available from Penguin for the first time

Published in 1957, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written. As Jay Follet hurries back to his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, he is killed in a car accident--a tragedy that destroys not only a life, but also the domestic happiness and contentment of a young family. A novel of great courage, lyric force, and powerful emotion, A Death in the Family is a masterpiece of American literature.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143115847
  • ISBN-10: 0143115847
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • Publish Date: September 2008
  • Page Count: 310
  • Dimensions: 0.5 x 5 x 7.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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