Books by William Faulkner

UNCOLLECTED STORIES OF WILLIAM FAULKNER by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1979

"Academic interest exclusively."
Twenty of the stories here were subsequently re-hammered into such Faulkner novels as The Hamlet, Go Down, Moses, and The Mansion; where and just how they were changed will be of obvious interest to scholars and students of Faulkner's work (and their numbers are legion). Read full book review >
SELECTED LETTERS OF WILLIAM FAULKNER by William Faulkner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1976

"Blotner's explanatory footnotes are helpful and concise."
These letters, written between 1918 and 1962, and selected and edited by the author of Faulkner: A Biography, may disappoint the majority of readers; they yield neither the picture of private affairs and sentiments nor the record of compositional experimentation that, for example, Virginia Woolf's correspondence does. Read full book review >
THE TOWN by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1975

"One questions whether it will make new recruits."
Subtitled A Novel of the Snopes Family, this continues the particular panel in the Jefferson, Mississippi, chronicle that centers on the Snopes, with their ambitious and rapacious Flem Snopes as villain of the piece. Read full book review >
NEW ORLEANS SKETCHES by William Faulkner
Released: May 28, 1968

"In all, an essential revision for the body of Faulkner scholarship."
Faulkner sweepings, sketches and stories from his New Orleans writings circa 1925, this collection was first published by Rutgers University Press in 1958 and has new material in the autobiographical introduction and an additional essay on Sherwood Anderson. Read full book review >
THE WISHING TREE by William Faulkner
Released: April 1, 1967

"Wishing Tree, well, it's Just a sprig of a story but, on the author's name, attention my materialize."
"For his dear friend Victoria on her eighth birthday Bill he made this Book"—recently made available to the publishers who are making it available to Faulkner's admirers. Read full book review >
THE MANSION by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 1959

"Those readers who are acquainted with the Snopes family and the author's highly distinctive stylistic mastery will not be disappointed in this book and will, I think,agree that 'Linda' (the middle section) is one of Faulkner's most sensitive and intensely dramatic creations."
This third and final volume of a trilogy (preceded by The Hamlet in 1940 and The Town in 1957) traces the pattern created by the lives of the indomitable Snopes clan from 1908 through the aftermath of World War II. Read full book review >
BIG WOODS by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1955

"A special plus item- not to be handled as a big new Faulkner."
A gift book, this, with illustrations by Edward Shenton, and containing the hunting stories spanning two generations and set in the Big Woods, thirty miles from Jefferson. Read full book review >
A FABLE by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 1954

"Practically, it is difficult reading, and often obscure."
A modern allegory to which each reader will append his own symbolism- his own interpretation. Read full book review >
THE FAULKNER READER by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1954

"Personally, Faulkner can stand on the short stories rather than the novels and novellas (of which three are included), and among these short stories are several that are unforgettable,- A Rose for Emily, Barn Burning and Turnabout, all included here."
Three decades of Faulkner's writing are spanned in these selections he has made from his own work. Read full book review >
REQUIEM FOR A NUN by William Faulkner
Released: Sept. 24, 1951

"Faulkner comes closer perhaps to Eugene Neill than to his own tradition."
A strange book even to come from the pen of the unpredictable Nobel prize winner. Read full book review >
COLLECTED STORIES OF WILLIAM FAULKNER  by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1950

"An important book in the Faulkner picture, and for short story enthusiasts, it offers rich fare."
Forty two short stories which reveal a much broader scope of matter and manner than the average reader expects of William Faulkner. Read full book review >
KNIGHT'S GAMBIT by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1949

"The enigmatic style is rather piquing, but the end impression is one of irritation."
Faulkner has produced in the past some of the most powerful, socially significant experimental writing that has come out of America — landmark in literature of the Deep South. Read full book review >
INTRUDER IN THE DUST by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1948

"Faulkner's Mississippi and its inhabitants seem to have exchanged some of their nightmare quality for a quality of mercy, Southern style."
After a silence of eight years, Faulkner's new novel is sure of critical attention and wide interest, not only from the sheerly literary aspect but as an indication of Southern feeling on the controversial subject of the Negro. Read full book review >
Released: May 11, 1942

"Many of the stories have appeared in magazines."
Seven short and long-short stories of the ramifications of a Mississippi family, from the legendary Buck and Buddy, to present day. Read full book review >
THE HAMLET by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1940

"I should think this would be sharply limited."
Faulkner, the stellar verbal marathon winner, once again indulges in tortuous and tortured excesses in this new novel, reintroducing the Snopes of some of his earlier work. Read full book review >
THE WILD PALMS by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 1938

"The setting is again the Deep South."
Mr. Faulkner takes us down two paths, apparently unconnected. Read full book review >
THE UNVANQUISHED by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1937

"But at that, it is the first casily understood story Faulkner has written for some time, and that — plus his name — may win him new readers."
This is a puzzler. Read full book review >
ABSALOM, ABSALOM! by William Faulkner
Released: Oct. 26, 1936

"In spite of all this, the book — on Faulkner's name — will sell, and rent."
There's a Faulkner market — no question of that. Read full book review >
PYLON by William Faulkner
Released: March 25, 1935

"It is not a tale for light reading."
May one be permitted to be honest and say one dislikes Faulkner, but — rather resentfully — acknowledges his pitiless power? Read full book review >