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2 edition of Set this house on fire. found in the catalog.

Set this house on fire.

William Styron

Set this house on fire.

by William Styron

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  • 23 Currently reading

Published by New American Library in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesSignet book -- Q1944.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ4.S938 Se
The Physical Object
Pagination480 p. ;
Number of Pages480
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19090700M

Set This House on Fire (Book): Styron, William: Conflict erupts into violence between two decadent American expatriots living in Italy. Get this from a library! Set this house on fire. [William Styron] -- Conflict erupts into violence between two decadent American expatriots living in Italy.

A profound exploration of the evil that men do, and what the innocent must endure to accommodate it, Set This House on Fire is more than a byzantine murder mystery, it’s “one of the finest novels of our times” from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Confessions of Nat Turner, Darkness Visible, and other modern classics (San /5(3). Set This House on Fire, by William Styron (read 31 Aug ) I found this book long and not interesting, but I did no post-reading note on it so I cannot tell you much more. But I well remember I was distinctly unimpressed by characters I did not admire cavorting in Italy, as I recall/5(3).

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His books include Lie Down in Darkness, The Long March, Set This House on Fire, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie’s Choice, This Quiet Dust, Darkness Visible, and A Tidewater Morning.

He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Howells Medal, the American Book Award, the Légion d’Honneur, and the Witness to Justice Award from the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation/5(41).

Set This House on Fire plays on the idea of salvation within the framework of crime and punishment. It uses the means of Gothic romance for developing this salvation story of Cass Kinsolving even though it does not follow Gothic conventions step by step/5(59).

A profound exploration of the evil that men do, and what the innocent must endure to accommodate it, Set This House on Fire is more than a byzantine murder mystery, it’s “one of the finest novels of our times” from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Confessions of Nat Turner, Darkness Visible, and other modern classics (San Francisco Chronicle).Cited by: 5.

The third and long-awaited novel by the author of the critically celebrated Lie Down in Darkness, this is a complex, ambitious book which sets out to explore the limits and varieties of good and evil and in the process presents a picture of recent American life which is.

Set This House on Fire, 1st Edition Hardcover – January 1, by William Styron (Author)/5(43). About Set This House on Fire The day after Peter Leverett met his old friend Mason Flagg in Italy, Mason was found dead.

The hours leading up to his death were a nightmare for Peter—both in their violence and in their maddening unreality. Set This House on Fire eBook: Styron, William: : Kindle Store.

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Set This House On Fire () About book: I read this as part of my Big Fat Reading Project and also because ever since I read Sophie's Choice so many years ago and had my mind completely rearranged, I vowed to read all of Styron's novels.

In a way, it's a good thing he didn't write too many because each one is such a heavy dose of human anguish and Faulkner-like rambling complete with long philosophical /5(3). A New York Times bestseller by the author of Sophie’s Choice: Two Americans search for the truth about a mysterious long-ago murder in Italy.

Shortly after World War II, in the village of Sambuco, Italy, two men—Virginia attorney Peter Leverett and South Carolina artist Cass Kinsolving—crossed paths with. Set This House on Fire by William Styron and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Many times I thought I just might Set This Kindle on Fire, but I finally finished it in 2 months(!!!), feeling as if I’d been bludgeoned with a Chianti bottle.

Read it if you are a Styron admirer. If not, maybe try another of his books/5. A profound exploration of the evil that men do, and what the innocent must endure to accommodate it, Set This House on Fire is more than a byzantine murder mystery, it’s “one of the finest novels of our times” from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Confessions of Nat Turner, Darkness Visible, and other modern classics (San Francisco Chronicle)/5(7).

Set This House on Fire is a story of evil and redemption involving three American men whose paths converge on a film shoot in Italy at the close of the s, hailed as “one of the finest novels of our time” by the San Francisco ng and unforgettable, The Confessions of Nat Turner is the Pulitzer-winning portrait of the Brand: Open Road Media.

The book title on title page is in red text. The book is bound in black cloth with red top stain. Picture of the first edition dust jacket for Set This House On Fire. Picture of the first edition copyright page for Set This House On Fire.

Picture of dust jacket where original $ price is found for Set This House On Fire. Set This House On Fire. New York: Random House, (). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket.

First edition of the second novel by Styron—ranked “among the best of a generation that succeeded Hemingway”—inscribed on the title page, “For Roger Jaep, Willie Styron.”. A profound exploration of the evil that men do, and what the innocent must endure to accommodate it, Set This House on Fire is more than a byzantine murder mystery, it’s “one of the finest novels of our times” from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Confessions of Nat Turner, Darkness Visible, and other modern classics (San Francisco Chronicle).

William Styron (), a native of the Virginia Tidewater, was a graduate of Duke University and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. His books include Lie Down in Darkness, The Long March, Set This House on Fire, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice, This Quiet Dust, Darkness Visible, and A Tidewater Morning/5().

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Something ferocious and tragic, like what happened Cited by: 5. His resolution smacks of the cynical and the pat, involving the intervention of a conveniently compliant police officer.

It doesn't help that some of those interesting people from the first part of the book just disappear. I enjoyed reading large parts of Set This House on Fire /5(37).

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