Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Soldier’s Pay
William Faulkner


Faulkner’s first novel deals powerfully with lives blighted by war.

A group of soldiers travel by train across the United States in the aftermath of the First World War. One of them is horribly scarred, blind and almost entirely mute. Moved by his condition, a few civilian fellow travellers decided to see him home to Georgia, to a family who believed him dead, and a fiancee who grew tired of waiting.

Paperback, 336pp
Vintage Classics, 2000 (1926)
ISBN 9780099282822