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William Faulkner

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William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi, on September 25, 1897. His family was rooted in local history: his great-grandfather, a Confederate colonel and state politician, was assassinated by a former partner in 1889, and his grandfather was a wealth lawyer who owned a railroad. When Faulkner was five his parents moved to Oxford, Mississippi, where he received a desultory education in local schools, dropping out of high school in 1915. Rejected for pilot training in the U.S. Army, he passed himself off as British and joined the Canadian Royal Air Force in 1918, but the war ended before he... Read More

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These 13

Written by William Faulkner


Format: eBook, 204 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 16, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Three Famous Short Novels
Spotted Horses Old Man The Bear
Written by William Faulkner


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 18, 2011
Price: $11.99

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THREE FAMOUS SHORT NOVELS
Spotted Horses, Old Man, The Bear
Written by William Faulkner


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $15.00

In this book are three different approaches to Faulkner, each of them highly entertaining as well as representative of his work as a whole. Spotted Horses is a hilarious account of a horse auction, and pits the “cold practicality” of women against the boyish folly of men.

Old Man is something... Read more >

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The Town

Written by William Faulkner


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $15.00

This is the second volume of Faulkner’s trilogy about the Snopes family, his symbol for the grasping, destructive element in the post-bellum South. Like its predecessor, The Hamlet, and its successor, The Mansion, The Town is completely self-contained, but it gains resonance from being read with the other two. The story... Read more >
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The Town
A Novel of the Snopes Family
Written by William Faulkner


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 18, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner

Written by William Faulkner


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 2, 1997
Price: $20.00

This invaluable volume contains some of the greatest short fiction by a writer who defined the course of American literature. Its forty-five stories fall into three categories: those not included in Faulkner's earlier collections; previously unpublished short fiction; and stories that were later expanded into such novels as The Unvanquished, The... Read more >

Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner

Written by William Faulkner


Format: eBook, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 18, 2011
Price: $14.99

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The Unvanquished

Written by William Faulkner


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 29, 1991
Price: $15.00

The Unvanquished is a novel of the Sartoris family, who embody the ideal of Southern honor and its transformation through war, defeat, and Reconstruction: Colonel John Sartoris, who is murdered by a business rival after the war; his son, Bayard, who learns a new kind of courage by refusing to kill... Read more >
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The Unvanquished

Written by William Faulkner


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 18, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Wild Palms

Written by William Faulkner


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 31, 1995
Price: $15.95

In If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem Faulkner interweaves two narratives, each wholly absorbing in its own right, each subtly illuminating the other. In New Orleans in 1937, a man and a woman embark on a headlong flight into the wilderness of illicit passion, fleeing her husband and the temptations of respectability... Read more >
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The Wild Palms
[If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem]
Written by William Faulkner


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 18, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Wishing Tree

Written by William Faulkner


Format: eBook, 80 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 15, 2012
Price: $7.99

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