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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 at that, only then does he take up novel writing.   
-----William Faulkner
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Titles link to commentary on the novels. Those marked with a Mississippi map (MAP) indicate novels set in Yoknapatawpha County.
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Individual Novels
Soldiers’ Pay  (1926)

Soldiers' PaySoldiers’ Pay

Liveright Publishers

Paperback

ISBN: 0871401665

Published 1996 (Reissue edition)

With introduction by Frederick Karl



Mosquitoes  (1927)

MosquitoesMosquitoes

Liveright Publishers

Paperback

ISBN: 0871401673

Published 1996 (Reissue edition)
With introduction by Frederick R. Karl



Sartoris  (1929)  


The Sound and the Fury  (1929)

The Sound and the Fury (Vintage Paperback Edition)The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text

Vintage International

Paperback

ISBN: 0679732241

Published 1990

The Sound and the Fury (Norton Critical Edition) The Sound and the Fury: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, and Contexts, Criticism

Norton Critical Edition, 2nd Edition

W.W. Norton

Paperback

ISBN: 0393964817

Published 1994



As I Lay Dying  (1930)

As I Lay Dying (Vintage Paperback Edition) As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text

Vintage International

Paperback

ISBN: 067973225X

Published 1990



Sanctuary  (1931)

Sanctuary (Vintage Paperback Edition)Sanctuary: The Corrected Text

Vintage International

Paperback

ISBN: 0679748148

Published 1993



Light in August  (1932)

Light in August (Vintage Paperback Edition Light in August: The Corrected Text

Vintage International

Paperback

ISBN: 0679732268

Published 1991



Pylon  (1935)

Pylon (Vintage Paperback) Pylon: The Corrected Text

Vintage International

Paperback

ISBN: 0394747410

Published 1987



Absalom, Absalom!  (1936)

Absalom, Absalom! (Vintage Paperback Edition) Absalom, Absalom!: The Corrected Text

Vintage International

Paperback

ISBN: 0679732187

Published 1990

Absalom, Absalom! (Modern Library Edition) Absalom, Absalom!: The Corrected Text

Modern Library

Hardcover

ISBN: 0679600728

Published 1993



The Unvanquished  (1938)

The Unvanquished (Vintage Paperback Edition) The Unvanquished: The Corrected Text

Vintage International

Paperback

ISBN: 0679736522

Published 1991



The Wild Palms [If I Forget Thee Jerusalem] (1939)

If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem (Vintage Paperback Edition) The Wild Palms [If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem]

Vintage International

Paperback

ISBN: 0679741933

Published 1995



The Hamlet  (1940)

The Hamlet (Vintage Paperback Edition) The Hamlet: The Corrected Text

Vintage International

Hardcover

ISBN: 0679736530

Published 1994



Go Down, Moses  (1942)

Go Down, Moses (Vintage Paperback Edition) Go Down, Moses

Vintage International

Paperback

ISBN: 0679732179

Published 1991

(Note: This is not a the definitive “corrected text” edition)

Go Down, Moses (Modern Library Edition) Go Down, Moses

Modern Library

Hardcover

ISBN: 0679601740

Published 1995



Intruder in the Dust  (1948)

Intruder in the Dust (Vintage Paperback Edition) Intruder in the Dust

Vintage Books

Paperback

ISBN: 0679736514

Published 1991

(Note: This is not a the definitive “corrected text” edition)



Requiem for a Nun  (1951)

Requiem for a Nun (Vintage Paperback Edition) Requiem for a Nun

Vintage Books

Paperback

ISBN: 0394714121

Published 1975

(Note: This is not a the definitive “corrected text” edition)



A Fable  (1954)

A Fable (Vintage Paperback Edition) A Fable

Vintage Books

Paperback

ISBN: 0394724135

Published 1977

(Note: This is not a the definitive “corrected text” edition)



The Town  (1957)

The Town (Vintage Paperback Edition) The Town

Vintage books

Paperback

ISBN: 0394701844

Published 1973

(Note: This is not a the definitive “corrected text” edition)



The Mansion  (1959)

The Mansion (Vintage Paperback Edition) The Mansion

Vintage Books

Paperback

ISBN: 0394702824

Published 1987

(Note: This is not a the definitive “corrected text” edition)



The Reivers  (1962)

The Reivers (Vintage Paperback Edition) The Reivers: A Reminiscence

Vintage Books

Paperback

ISBN: 0679741925

Published 1992

(Note: This is not a the definitive “corrected text” edition)



Flags in the Dust  (1973)

Flags in the Dust (Vintage Paperback Edition) Flags in the Dust

Vintage Books

Paperback

ISBN: 0394712390

Published 1974

(Note: This is not a the definitive “corrected text” edition)

Multi-Novel Collections  
Snopes  

(Trilogy consisting of The Hamlet, The Town, The Mansion)

The Snopes Trilogy (Modern Library) Snopes: The Hamlet, The Town, The Mansion

Modern Library

Paperback

ISBN: 0679600922

Published 1991



Novels, 1930-1935: As I Lay Dying, Sanctuary, Light in August, Pylon

Corrected text editions edited by Noel Polk.

Novels, 1930-1935 Novels, 1930-1935: As I Lay Dying, Sanctuary, Light in August, Pylon

Library of America

Hardcover

ISBN: 0940450267

Published 1985



Novels, 1936-1940: Absalom, Absalom!, The Unvanquished, If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem, The Hamlet

Corrected text editions edited by Noel Polk.

Novels, 1936-1940 Novels, 1936-1940: Absalom, Absalom!, The Unvanquished, If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem, The Hamlet

Library of America

Hardcover

ISBN: 0940450550

Published 1990



Novels, 1942-1954: Go Down, Moses, Intruder in the Dust, Requiem for a Nun, A Fable

Corrected text editions edited by Noel Polk.

Novels, 1942-1954 Novels, 1942-1954: Go Down, Moses, Intruder in the Dust, Requiem for a Nun, A Fable

Library of America

Hardcover

ISBN: 0940450852

Published 1994



Novels, 1957-1962: The Town, The Mansion, The Reivers

Corrected text editions edited by Noel Polk.

Novels, 1957-1962 Novels, 1957-1962: The Town, The Mansion, The Reivers

Library of America

Hardcover

ISBN: 1883011698

Published 1999



Novels, 1926-1929: Soldiers’ Pay, Mosquitoes, Flags in the Dust, The Sound and the Fury

Corrected text editions edited by Noel Polk.

Novels, 1926-1929: Soldiers’ Pay, Mosquitoes, Flags in the Dust, The Sound and the Fury

Library of America

Hardcover

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