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The Sound and the Fury


Here an old oystershucker could find Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe, The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway.
Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  celebrated novel considered to be Faulkner’s most important; commonly required in high school and college, but challenging — especially the first section which is "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury"
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Strongly Associated with:   William Faulkner
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Accelerated Reader Level/Points:  10.1 / 23*

* Have seen this ranking and another for 4th grade, but however simple the sentences and vocabulary, this is Faulkner and this editor thinks he is better read by a 10th grade reader.
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  • Here an old oystershucker could find Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe, The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Left behind: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold and The Sound and the Fury, which Chubs had taken to calling The Snore and the Just Kill Me.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • He could write a modern Under the Volcano, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, The Sound and the Fury; it wouldn’t matter.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • William Faulkner liked The Sound and the Fury.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • Some might say The Sound and the Fury of my career, but I can’t really talk about the plot.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • Our room became Study Central for the four of us, with Takumi and Lara over till all hours of the night talking about The Sound and the Fury and meiosis and the Battle of the Bulge.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • I was reading The Sound and the Fury, which I was supposed to have read in mid-February, and I looked up as I heard the rustling in the bed, and the Colonel said, "Let’s get the band back together."
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
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Associated words [difficulty]:   The Sound and the Fury [9] , William Faulkner [8] , Jane Eyre [4] , Heart of Darkness [5] , Moby-Dick [5] , Pride and Prejudice [5] , Robinson Crusoe [6] , The Catcher in the Rye [6] , The Count of Monte Cristo [6] , The Three Musketeers [6] , Anna Karenina [7] , Doctor Zhivago [7] , Great Expectations [7] , Gulliver’s Travels [7] , Little Women [7] , Lolita (the novel) [7] , Middlemarch [7] , Paradise Lost [7] , The Grapes of Wrath [7] , The Joy Luck Club [7] , A Tale of Two Cities [8] , Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [8] , Crime and Punishment [8] , Les MisÚrables [8] , Lord of the Flies [8] , Madame Bovary [8] , Mrs. Dalloway [8] , Of Mice and Men [8] , Pygmalion [8] , Rip Van Winkle [8] , Sense and Sensibility [8] , Slaughterhouse-Five [8] , The Brothers Karamazov [8] , The Color Purple [8] , The Great Gatsby [8] , The Hunchback of Notre Dame [8] , The Last of the Mohicans [8] , The Metamorphosis [8] , The Old Man and the Sea [8] , The Scarlet Letter [8] , Uncle Tom’s Cabin [8] , Wuthering Heights [8] , Animal Farm [9] , Bleak House [9] , Canterbury Tales [9] , One Hundred Years of Solitude [9] , The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [9] , The Call of the Wild [9] , The Sun Also Rises [9] , The War of the Worlds [9]
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