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A Rose for Emily and Other Stories

A Rose for Emily and Other Stories By William Faulkner A Rose for Emily and Other Stories Emily is a member of a family in the antebellum Southern aristocracy after the Civil War the family has fallen on hard times

  • Title: A Rose for Emily and Other Stories
  • Author: William Faulkner
  • ISBN: 9780675093248
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Rose for Emily and Other Stories By William Faulkner Emily is a member of a family in the antebellum Southern aristocracy after the Civil War, the family has fallen on hard times.
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    1. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ on said:

      If you ve never read anything by William Faulkner, read this story.I first read Faulkner s classic A Rose for Emily in college years ago Initially I just dropped a 4 star rating on it and left it at that But then something happened A few friends liked my rating, and this story kept stealing back into my mind like Homer Barron sneaking in through Emily s back door, and making itself at home in my head, an uninvited and a little bit uncomfortable guest.So I starting doing a little research on the [...]

    2. Aj the Ravenous Reader on said:

      A classic, literary short story that will give you the ultimate creeps A Rose for Emily is a dark, disturbing but strongly evocatively written tale rich in symbols, ironies and vivid imagery and remarkably depicts the consequences of living in and wanting to preserve one s glorious past You can read the short story here.

    3. Councillor on said:

      We did not say she was crazy then We believed she had to do that We remembered all the young men her father had driven away, and we knew that with nothing left, she would have to cling to that which had robbed her, as people will.The second William Faulkner short story I have read turned out to be an absolute success On diverting, brief eight pages, Faulkner manages to introduce his readers to the character of Miss Emily Grierson, a woman marked by loneliness and bitterness This story deals with [...]

    4. Duane on said:

      Faulkner s classic short story was first published in 1930 in The Forum, his first story to be published in a national magazine At the time it didn t bring him much commercial success, nor did his now famous novels, The Sound and the Fury 1929 , and As I Lay Dying 1930 That success would come later in his career with two Pulitzer Prize winning novels, A Fable 1954 , and The Reivers 1962 , along with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949.A Rose for Emily is the tragic story of Miss Emily Grierso [...]

    5. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner 1972 1350 119 20 7 31 35 81 85 119.

    6. Lawyer on said:

      William Faulkner s A Rose for Emily The Town as Narrator and AccompliceThis classic Southern gothic story was chosen as a Moderators Choice for members ofOn the Southern Literary Trailfor October, 2014.WHEN Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old man servant a combined gardener and cook had seen in at least ten years [...]

    7. Jenn "JR" on said:

      This is a short story not at all a book and I found a version online Quick read and creepy It s interesting how people will look the other way when they know something is wrong or someone is up to no good, as a show of respect It s also interesting to me how Emily clings to tradition the structure she has always known instead of breaking free, into the unknown She holds onto her father s corpse as a way of resisting changes to her life She becomes a recluse She even kills the man she loves to ke [...]

    8. Connie on said:

      A Rose for Emily was an enjoyable Southern Gothic short story In a series of flashbacks, the narrator tells the reader about Emily s life Emily was alone in the world because her father had driven away all her suitors There were few roles open to women other than being a wife and mother in the early 20th Century She later meets a Northerner, but he was not a marrying man, and disappeared We see the world move on as the reclusive Emily remains stuck in traditional times in a changing Southern tow [...]

    9. Donita Luz on said:

      This wasn t really recommended to me by Aj My curiosity just got the best of me after reading Aj s short but informative review here and Rachel s review.I honestly have to read this short story twice for the story to actually sink in I didn t know where the story was about or where it will lead to at first everything started to make sense the you delve into the story, but I just have to read it again to know if there were some clues and hints out there I missed before the genius Faulkner droppe [...]

    10. Rachel Maniacup on said:

      This is some kind of a gothic story that tells you about a woman EMILY , from a wealthy and respectable family,and the last of her father s descendant.The story started when Emily s father died,and the only thing he left for her was the house.Being left alone,she became the talk of her neighbors, at last,the once envied was now the pitied.This is the shortest horrifying story I ve ever read so far,and I must say it was well written.Others may say the story was pointless but for me,it was a good [...]

    11. Anne on said:

      DON T BE DECEIVED BY THE TITLE NO ONE S GETTING ANY ROSES.I had to read this story twice to grasp it fully But after a reading count of two, I still am not able to decipher who the hell the speaker is And yes, this bothers me slightly But I ll say it, this was one beautiful short piece of gothic literature The fascinating thing about the mysterious identity of the narrator is it didn t take away from the story, if anything, it yielded intrigue and allure, causing me to be attuned to the forebo [...]

    12. Karen on said:

      A big reason why I read writers like Faulkner is because of beautiful metaphors like this and the very old men some in their brushed Confederate uniforms on the porch and the lawn, talking of Miss Emily as if she had been a contemporary of theirs, believing that they had danced with her and courted her perhaps, confusing time with its mathematical progression, as the old do, to whom all the past is not a diminishing road but, instead, a huge meadow which no winter ever quite touches, divided fro [...]

    13. (_.- Jared -._) ₪ Book Nerd ₪ on said:

      Summary A splendid noir and brief tale of the life of an recluse American Southern elderly woman named Emily Grierson who had died Emily was an eccentric woman who might be characterized as stubborn and who certainly lived her life on her own terms As a woman in her thirties, she had become estranged from her family and about then her only living housemate, her father, had died leaving her alone In the past, there had been gossip that she d marry a man by the name of Homer Barron Unfortunately f [...]

    14. Kathleen on said:

      A sad, disturbing tale You want to open all the windows in the house after reading it.This was my second Faulkner I don t enjoy him I get a bad feeling while I m reading, a feeling I keep trying to shrug off But it turns out I can t, and the story makes itself at home inside my head and refuses to leave I read As I Lay Dying many years ago, and can still hear old Anse muttering Now Emily and her loved ones are in there too shudder I guess it s time for me to give in and accept Faulkner s greatne [...]

    15. Carol on said:

      A ROSE FOR EMILY is my first experience with Faulkner, and it was quite a beginning This short story is darkly atmospheric in its descriptive prose of the dusty, smelly and decaying old mansion in which Emily lives in seclusion, and high on the ICK factor by the shocking conclusion.Poor lonely Emily thoughI felt so sorry for her having a mean old father who turns away all her suitorsbut eventuallyEmily does find view spoiler.d forever keepsa man of her own hide spoiler So glad I noticed GR frien [...]

    16. Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈ on said:

      Thank youTadiana for providingthis link to this little shorty that I haven t read in 14 years.I first read this in high school, and it is the first, and still only, Faulkner I have ever read Faulkner has always been this kind of presence in my life Like a long lost uncle who is always kind of looking out for me, and remains a lingering presence, but who is intimidating, and just a little bit scary And for those reasons, I ve just never been able to warm up to Faulkner, but appreciate his lingeri [...]

    17. Sara on said:

      A Rose for Emily is classic Faulkner, and truly Faulkner at his finest His recurring theme of view spoiler the slow death of the old South, its isolation and its antiquated class divisions, is at the heart of this tale, where death is everywhere At the outset of the story we learn that Miss Emily is dead while relating the details of her life, we learn that her father dies and leaves her alone to navigate a world in which she has barely learned to live she withdraws into herself only to be reawa [...]

    18. LW on said:

      Donne sfregiate ma non arrese3 racconti3 donneUna scrittura potentecontundente.Emily, con i suoi altezzosi occhi neri e i capelli color grigio ferro , che di tanto in tanto si vedeva ad una delle finestre del pianterreno che ci guardava oppure non ci guardava, era impossibile dirlo Cos pass da una generazione all altra , amabile, ineluttabile, impervia, tranquilla e perversa circondata solo dalla crudelt delle voci di paese ,dai mormorii bisbigliati con la mano davanti alla bocca ,dietro le pers [...]

    19. Linda on said:

      The story, published in 1930, takes place in Faulkner s fictional town Jefferson, Mississippi, and begins with the main character Emily Grierson s funeral, and flashbacks of her life, narrated by neighbors that never got to know her Emily is a member of the Southern aristocracy After the Civil War, the family continues to live as before, ignoring the hardship and that the house is falling apart They deny that they are anything else than aristocracy, and Emily turns down proposals because of the [...]

    20. Sue K H on said:

      This short story is sad and macabre but unfortunately timeless and realistic A town watches the decay caused by mental illness as they are unequipped to provide any real help.

    21. Roberto on said:

      Faulkner, le donne e la solitudine Una rosa per Emily una raccolta di tre racconti scritti negli anni 20 da William Faulkner Che cosa hanno in comune Sono tutti ambientati nella gretta provincia americana degli anni 50, dove vige l educazione puritana e la mentalit che una donna per essere tale deve trovare marito a tutti i costi In questo mondo quasi surreale, gli uomini sono tutti comparse senza spessore, vagabondi, delinquenti, mentre spiccano le tre protagoniste femminili forti, tratteggiate [...]

    22. Laura on said:

      Revisited after 20 years because I wanted to compare to a short story written by William Gay, The Paperhanger I definitely like shock factor in literature Faulkner perfected this story.

    23. Tom Mathews on said:

      This is an extremely atmospheric and downright creepy short story It makes me believe that I can learn to love Faulkner A Rose for Emily

    24. LeAnne on said:

      Sheesh I read this a thousand years ago and loved it We just finished a book in one of my good reads groups that reminded me of this, but I found Love in a Dry Season to fall short of this mark.

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