Everything you need to understand or teach The Reivers by William Faulkner.
William Faulkner’s The Reivers was his last novel. Published in 1962, he intended it to be known as the “Golden Book of Yoknapatawpha County.” It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1963, but its fame was overshadowed by Faulker’s other books. The Reivers lacks the same aggrandized storytelling techniques of his other novels, as the plot is told in a more straightforward manner. The novel is about an unlikely group of young men from Mississippi who run away from their home for a few days in the early 1900’s. They steal a car from the youngest boy’s grandfather and ride eighty miles away to Memphis. When one of them sells the car for a racehorse, though, the group falls into a spiral of lies and deceit to cover their tracks.
The Reivers Lesson Plans contain 112 pages of teaching material, including: