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Description - A Death in the Family by James Agee

The American classic--now available from Penguin for the first time Published in 1957, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written. As Jay Follet hurries back to his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, he is killed in a car accident--a tragedy that destroys not only a life, but also the domestic happiness and contentment of a young family. A novel of great courage, lyric force, and powerful emotion, A Death in the Family is a masterpiece of American literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143115847
ISBN-10: 0143115847
Format: Paperback / softback
(193mm x 127mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Agee

James Agee (1909--1955) is the author of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, the renowned study of Alabama sharecroppers during the Depression. Born in Tennessee, he died two years before the publication of A Death in the Family, his most famous work.

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