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Requiem for a Nun (Vintage Paperback Edition) Requiem for a Nun

Vintage Books


ISBN: 0394714121

Published 1975

Novels, 1942-1954 Novels, 1942-1954: Go Down, Moses, Intruder in the Dust, Requiem for a Nun, A Fable

Library of America


ISBN: 0940450852

Published 1994


Published September 27, 1951, by Random House.

A sequel to his earlier novel Sanctuary, Requiem for a Nun takes up the story of Temple Drake eight years after her adventures with Popeye in Sanctuary. Now married to Gowan Stevens, Temple must try to save the life of Nancy, a nurse accused of the murder of Temple and Gowan's child. Most of the novel is told as a play, but each of the three acts begins with a introductory prose essay that recounts revealing background about the history of Mississippi, Yoknapatawpha County, and how that past affects the present.

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