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Analysis

Absalom, Absalom! Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?

PG-13

Things are pretty creepy in the sex department of Absalom, Absalom! After all, the most lust you see is between a brother and a sister. While there is no explicit sex described, the implications are there and a little too much for the under-13s. We've got everything from Sutpen's relentless sex drive to Bon's courtesan wife to Henry's seemingly erotic feelings toward his best friend (and maybe his sister?). Watch out soap operas, here comes Faulkner.

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