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William Faulkner

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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Absalom, Absalom!
Written by William Faulkner, Foreword by John Jeremiah Sullivan
Modern Library | Hardcover | November 1993
$23.00/26.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-60072-5 (0-679-60072-8)

From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by William Faulkner—also available are Snopes, As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, and Selected Short Stories

First published in 1936, Absalom, Absalom! is William Faulkner’s ninth novel and one of his most admired. It tells...

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Absalom, Absalom!
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1991
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73218-1 (0-679-73218-7)

“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” —William Faulkner
 
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As I Lay Dying
Written by William Faulkner, Foreword by E.L. Doctorow
Modern Library | Hardcover | November 2000
$22.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-50452-5 (0-375-50452-4)

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by William Faulkner—also available are Snopes, The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, Absalom, Absalom!, and Selected Short Stories


One of William Faulkner’s finest novels, As... Read more






As I Lay Dying
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1991
$14.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73225-9 (0-679-73225-X)

“I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall.” —William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying
 
As I Lay Dying is Faulkner’s harrowing account...

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As I Lay Dying (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2013
$14.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7041-3 (0-8041-7041-X)

"I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall." —William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying is Faulkner's harrowing account... Read more






Big Woods
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1994
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-75252-3 (0-679-75252-8)

"The Bear, " "The Old People, " "A Bear Hunt, " "Race at Morning"--some of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner's most famous stories are collected in this volume--in which he observed, celebrated, and mourned the fragile otherness that is nature, as well as the cruelty and humanity of men. "Contains some... Read more






Collected Stories
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1995
$20.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76403-8 (0-679-76403-8)

“I’m a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing that, only then does he take up novel writing.” —William Faulkner
 
Winner of the National Book Award

Forty-two stories make up this...

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Essays, Speeches & Public Letters
Written by William Faulkner, Edited by James B. Meriwether
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | February 2004
$17.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7137-8 (0-8129-7137-X)

An essential collection of William Faulkner’s mature nonfiction work, updated, with an abundance of new material.

This unique volume includes Faulkner’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech, a review of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea (in which he suggests that Hemingway has found God), and newly collected gems, such as the... Read more






A Fable
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2011
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-94677-5 (0-307-94677-0)

This novel won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to...

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Flags in the Dust
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-94676-8 (0-307-94676-2)

The complete text of Faulkner’s third novel, published for the first time in 1973, appeared with his reluctant consent in a much cut version in 1929 as Sartoris. Read more






Go Down, Moses
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1991
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73217-4 (0-679-73217-9)

“I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.” —William Faulkner, on receiving the Nobel Prize
 
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The Hamlet
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1991
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73653-0 (0-679-73653-0)

The Hamlet, the first novel of Faulkner's Snopes trilogy, is both an ironic take on classical tragedy and a mordant commentary on the grand pretensions of the antebellum South and the depths of its decay in the aftermath of war and Reconstruction. It tells of the advent and the rise of... Read more






Intruder in the Dust
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1991
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73651-6 (0-679-73651-4)

A classic Faulkner novel which explores the lives of a family of characters in the South. An aging black who has long refused to adopt the black's traditionally servile attitude is wrongfully accused of murdering a white man. Read more






Knight's Gambit
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 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.

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Light in August
Written by William Faulkner, Foreword by C. E. Morgan
Modern Library | Hardcover | April 2002
$23.00/26.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-64248-0 (0-679-64248-X)

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by William Faulkner—also available are Snopes, As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!, and Selected Short Stories


One of William Faulkner’s most admired...

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Light in August
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1991
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73226-6 (0-679-73226-8)

“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” —William Faulkner
 
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The Mansion
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2011
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-94682-9 (0-307-94682-7)

The Mansion completes Faulkner’s great trilogy of the Snopes family in the mythical county of Yoknapatawpha, Mississippi, which also includes The Hamlet and The Town. Beginning with the murder of Jack Houston, and ending with the murder of Flem Snopes, it traces the downfall of this indomitable post-bellum family, who managed...

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Pylon
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2011
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 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






The Reivers
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1992
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74192-3 (0-679-74192-5)

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Requiem for a Nun
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-94680-5 (0-307-94680-0)

This sequel to Faulkner’s most sensational, Sanctuary, was written twenty years later but takes up the story of Temple Drake eight years after the events related in Sanctuary. Temple is now married to Gowan Stevens. The book begins when the death sentence is pronounced on the nurse Nancy for the murder...

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Sanctuary
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 1993
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74814-4 (0-679-74814-8)

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Selected Short Stories
Written by William Faulkner
Modern Library | Hardcover | May 1993
$22.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-42478-9 (0-679-42478-4)

From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by William Faulkner—also available are Snopes, As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, and Absalom, Absalom!

William Faulkner was a master of the short story. Most of the pieces in this collection are drawn from the...

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Snopes
Written by William Faulkner, Introduction by George Garrett
Modern Library | Hardcover | March 1994
$28.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-60092-3 (0-679-60092-2)

From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by William Faulkner—also available are As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, Absalom, Absalom!, and Selected Short Stories

Here, published in a single volume as he always hoped they would be, are the three novels that...

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The Sound and the Fury
Written by William Faulkner, Foreword by Marilynne Robinson
Modern Library | Hardcover | September 1992
$22.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-60017-6 (0-679-60017-5)

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by William Faulkner—also available are Snopes, As I Lay Dying, Light in August, Absalom, Absalom!, and Selected Short Stories


The Sound and the Fury, first published in...

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The Sound and the Fury
Written by William Faulkner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1991
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73224-2 (0-679-73224-1)

“I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. . . . I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is...

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