Sanctuary (novel)

Sanctuary is a novel by the American author William Faulkner. It is considered one of his more controversial, given its theme of rape. First published in 1931, it was Faulkner's commercial and critical breakthrough, establishing his literary reputation. Faulkner claimed it was a "pot-boiler" written purely for profit, but this has been debated by scholars and Faulkner's own personal friends. In 1933 it was adapted for the movie The Story of Temple Drake, but with all references to corncobs removed to comply with the Production Code and with Popeye renamed "Trigger" for copyright reasons.

The novel is set in Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha County (Mississippi) and takes place in May/June 1929.


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