Although it achieved little commercial success at the time of its publication, As I Lay Dying has become one of William Faulkner’s most popular novels. […]

William Faulkner

William Cuthbert Faulkner (changed from the original spelling, Falkner) was born on September 25, 1897, in New Albany, Mississippi. He was the first of four […]

Plot Summary

As I Lay Dying chronicles the dark, comic story of a Mississippi family’s long and arduous journey to bury Addie, the family matriarch. Respecting Addie’s […]


A Vernon Tull Tull is the farmer who lives closest to the Bundrens. A thrifty, hardworking man, he is very successful as a farmer. He […]


A Alienation and Loneliness Faulkner’s use of multiple narrators underscores one of his primary themes: every character is essentially isolated from the others. Moreover, the […]


Examine and discuss the possible meanings of Faulkner’s title. How do you interpret it? Research economic conditions for Southern farmers during the early decades of […]

Compare and Contrast

1920s: The Democratic party dominates Southern politics. Women are granted voting rights in 1920, but African Americans are disenfranchised and discouraged from participating in the […]