Set this House on Fire by William Styron

Set in Samboco
United States
 ©1959, 1987

One of the great writers of the generation succeeding that of Hemingway and Faulkner, WILLIAM STYRON is renowned for the elegance of his rose and his powerful moral engagement. He has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the American Book Award, the Howells Medal, and the Edward MacDowell Medal.

William Styron

Set this House on Fire

JACKET NOTES:  Three Americans converge in an Italian village shortly after World War II. One is a naive southern lawyer. One is a rough-edged artist with a fatal penchant for alcohol. And one is a charming and priapic aristocrat who may be the closest thing possible to pure wickedness in an age that has banished the devil along with God. Out of their collective alchemy William Styron has crafted an electrifying and deeply unsettling novel of rape, murder, and suicide--a work with a Dostoevskian insight into the dreadful persuasiveness of evil.
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