Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Herman Sandford

Second Advisor

Mrs. Fay Holiman

Third Advisor

Mr. Gilbert Morris


Until William Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Peace prize for literature in 1950, he was largely ignored by the average American reader, who was at first puzzled by the "undeniable eccentricities" of Faulkner's style and the "apparent perversity of his way of telling a story." The purpose of this study was to determine William Faulkner's moral vision through an analysis of his Yoknapatawpha County novels, reinforced by statements he made from time to time concerning his personal views.



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