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Intruder in the Dust

Written by William Faulkner


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 29, 1991
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73651-6 (0-679-73651-4)

Intruder in the Dust is at once an engrossing murder mystery and an unflinching portrait of racial injustice: it is the story of Lucas Beauchamp, a black man wrongly arrested for the murder of Vinson Gowrie, a white man. Confronted by the threat of lynching, Lucas sets out to prove his... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Knight's Gambit

Written by William Faulkner


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94679-9 (0-307-94679-7)

Gavin Stevens, the wise and forbearing student of crime and of the folk ways of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, plays the major role in these six stories of violence. In each, Stevens’sharp insights and ingenious detection uncover the underlying motives. Read more >
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Light in August

Written by William Faulkner
Foreword by C. E. Morgan


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 2, 2002
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-64248-0 (0-679-64248-X)

One of Faulkner’s most admired and accessible novels, Light in August reveals the great American author at the height of his powers. Lena Grove’s resolute search for the father of her unborn child begets a rich, poignant, and ultimately hopeful story of perseverance in the face of mortality. It also acquaints... Read more >
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Light in August

Written by William Faulkner


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 30, 1991
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73226-6 (0-679-73226-8)

Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner's most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, enigmatic drifter... Read more >
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Pylon

Written by William Faulkner


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94678-2 (0-307-94678-9)

One of the few of William Faulkner’s works to be set outside his fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Pylon, first published in 1935, takes place at an air show in a thinly disguised New Orleans named New Valois. An unnamed reporter for a local newspaper tries to understand a very modern ménage a... Read more >
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Snopes
A Trilogy
Written by William Faulkner
Introduction by George Garrett


Format: Hardcover, 1072 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 15, 1994
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-60092-3 (0-679-60092-2)

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The Sound and the Fury

Written by William Faulkner


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 30, 1991
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73224-2 (0-679-73224-1)

The Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, the character's voices... Read more >

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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
ISBN: 978-0-307-94675-1 (0-307-94675-4)

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
ISBN: 978-0-307-94681-2 (0-307-94681-9)

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 Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner

Written by William Faulkner


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 2, 1997
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70109-2 (0-375-70109-5)

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 >

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Plum Bun
A Novel without a Moral
Written by Jessi Redmon Fauset


Format: Trade Paperback, 408 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: December 15, 1999
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0919-2 (0-8070-0919-9)

Written in 1929 at the height of the Harlem Renaissance by one of the movement’s most important and prolific authors, Plum Bun is the story of Angela Murray, a young black girl who discovers she can pass for white. After the death of her parents, Angela moves to New York to... Read more >

American Beauty

Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-80577-5 (0-345-80577-1)

Originally published in 1931, this bestselling American family saga from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber shares the story of the Oakes family, as their relationships and property encounter numerous struggles over the course of hundreds of years.

In the early 18th century, the Oakes family was one of many working to settle... Read more >

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Cimarron
Vintage Movie Classics
Written by Edna Ferber


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80575-1 (0-345-80575-5)

The basis for the Academy Award-winning major motion picture starring Best Actor nominee Richard Dix and Best Actress nominee Irene Dunne.

This vivid and sweeping tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush, from Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber, traces the stunning challenges of settling an untamed frontier. Staking claim to their new home... Read more >
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Come and Get It

Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 5, 2014
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-80615-4 (0-345-80615-8)

Originally published in 1935, this is Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's sprawling novel of Wisconsin's logging days, when fortunes—and families—were made and broken over king lumber.

Barney Glasgow, who had fought his way up from chore-boy in the lumber camps of Iron Ridge to lumber king of Wisconsin, is fifty-three and has... Read more >

Ice Palace

Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-80614-7 (0-345-80614-X)

Originally published in 1958, Ice Palace is Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's classic and mighty novel about the taming of a great northern wilderness—Alaska.

Czar Kennedy came to Alaska for money and power, Thor Storm for a dream. This is the story of their struggle, over a long half-century, for the future... Read more >

A Kind of Magic
An Autobiography
Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-80580-5 (0-345-80580-1)

Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's fascinating second autobiography—a follow-up to her first, A Peculiar Treasure—in which she shares the adventures of her life from 1939 to 1963.

Rather than just an autobiography, A Kind of Magic serves as a chronicle of American history from 1939-1963 through the eyes of... Read more >

One Basket

Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 784 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-80578-2 (0-345-80578-X)

A rich, varied, and brilliant collection of some of the most-loved stories from one of America's favorite writers, chosen by the author herself, Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber.

At eighteen, Edna Ferber was the only female reporter on a big, tough, midwestern daily, covering everything from fires and accidents, to divorces and... Read more >

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Show Boat
Vintage Movie Classics
Written by Edna Ferber


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80573-7 (0-345-80573-9)

The classic tale behind MGM’s blockbuster movie directed by George Sidney, starring Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, and Kathryn Grayson.

Bringing to life the adventurous world of Mississippi show boats, the grittiness of turn-of-the-century Chicago, and the majesty of 1920s Broadway, Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber’s Show Boat is a classic. Magnolia... Read more >
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The Beautiful and Damned

Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47635-7 (0-307-47635-9)

F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel brilliantly satirizes a glamorous and doomed marriage in the decadent high society of New York City in the 1920s.

Inspired in part by Fitzgerald's own tumultuous union with his wife, Zelda, The Beautiful and Damned chronicles the downfall of would-be Jazz Age aristocrats Anthony and Gloria... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Beautiful and Damned

Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Introduction by Hortense Calisher


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75964-2 (0-375-75964-6)

Fitzgerald’s second novel, a devastating portrait of the excesses of the Jazz Age, is a largely autobiographical depiction of a glamorous, reckless Manhattan couple and their spectacular spiral into tragedy. Published on the heels of This Side of Paradise, the story of the Harvard-educated aesthete Anthony Patch and his willful wife... Read more >
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Flappers and Philosophers
Stories
Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $9.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47452-0 (0-307-47452-6)

All the glamour and cynicismof the dawning Jazz Age are on display in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s debut story collection. Flappers and Philosophers was first published in 1920, on the heels of the young author’s smash hit novel This Side of Paradise. The collection contains some of his most famous early stories... Read more >
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Tales of the Jazz Age
Stories
Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47637-1 (0-307-47637-5)

F. Scott Fitzgerald's second collection of short stories contains some of his best-known tales of the glittering era he gave a name to.

Published in 1922, Tales of the Jazz Age featured not only the flappers and lost young men Fitzgerald had made his name with, but a greater variety of... Read more >
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This Side of Paradise

Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $9.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47451-3 (0-307-47451-8)

One of themost brilliant first novels in the history of American literature, the book that launched F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary career.

Published in 1920, when the author was just twenty-three, This Side of Paradise recounts the education of a youth, and to this universal story Fitzgerald brings the promise of everything that... Read more >
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Jacques Futrelle's "The Thinking Machine"
The Enigmatic Problems of Prof. Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, Ph. D., LL. D., F. R. S., M. D., M. D. S.
Written by Jacques Futrelle
Edited by Harlan Ellison
Introduction by Harlan Ellison


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7014-2 (0-8129-7014-4)

This irascible genius, this diminutive egghead scientist, known to the world as “The Thinking Machine,” is no less than the newly rediscovered literary link between Sherlock Holmes and Nero Wolfe: Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, who—with only the power of ratiocination—unravels problems of outrageous criminous activity in dazzlingly impossible... Read more >
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Miss Lulu Bett and Selected Stories

Written by Zona Gale


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 13, 2005
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9538-4 (1-4000-9538-7)

Lulu Bett lives in a small town with her sister Ina and Ina’s husband Dwight–a dentist who rules his household with self-righteous smugness. The unmarried Lulu has learned that she cannot question her role as chief cook, housekeeper, and gracious presence. But when Dwight’s sophisticated brother Ninian comes to visit, Lulu... Read more >
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