This intricate novel is the most involved of the works of William Faulkner. The story is revealed by remembrances many years after the actual events take place. Experience is related in its most dramatic, and expressive manner. The conventional method of story-telling has been thrown out in favour of a special method of Faulkner's. This method is capable of recreating human actions and emotions in their own settings. The sensory impressions of the moment, the powerful Southern family traditions, and the underlying thread of tragedy--all combine in Absalom, Absalom! to focus in the reader's mind so that a great and detailed picture is created of 19th century Southern life, lucidly drawn in smallest detail, which evolves and develops in the reader's imagination.