"The Sound and the Fury" is a novel by William Faulkner, published in 1929. The novel is set in the early 20th century in the fictional town of Jefferson, Mississippi and tells the story of the decline of the Compson family, a once-prominent Southern family.
The novel is known for its innovative use of stream of consciousness, a writing style that presents the inner thoughts and experiences of the characters in a continuous, unedited flow. The novel is divided into four sections, each told from the perspective of a different member of the Compson family.
"The Sound and the Fury" is a complex and challenging novel that deals with themes of family, memory, and the human condition. It has received widespread critical acclaim and is considered an important work of modernist literature.