A ReminiscenceBook - 1992
One of Faulkner's comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural Mississippi. Eleven-year-old Lucius Priest is persuaded by Boon Hogganbeck, one of his family's retainers, to steal his grandfather's car and make a trip to Memphis. The Priests' black coachman, Ned McCaslin, stows away, and the three of them are off on a heroic odyssey, for which they are all ill-equipped, that ends at Miss Reba's bordello in Memphis. From there a series of wild misadventures ensues, involving horse smuggling, trainmen, sheriffs' deputies, and jail.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
Characteristics: 305 p. ; 21 cm