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William Faulkner:
Primary Sources

Listed below is a list of books and book-length publications written in whole or in part by Faulkner, as well as selected exclusively published published short works; dates given are generally those of first publication, with selected subsequent editions or reprints. Not included are short periodical publications that have been published in a book-length work; for a listing of short stories by Faulkner, along with their original date and place of publication, go to Faulkner’s short stories. For a comprehensive chronological listing of Faulkner’s publications, see Appendix I of Faulkner A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Life and Work (pages 259-86). (This book is available for purchase from Amazon.com.)

 
Novels
Short Fiction
Poetry
Drama: Plays and Screenplays
Essays, Speeches, and Interviews
Letters and Other Nonfiction

Novels:

First editions:

Soldiers’ Pay, Boni & Liveright, 1926, published with author’s speech of acceptance of Nobel Prize, New American Library of World Literature, 1959.

Mosquitoes, Boni and Liveright, 1927.

Sartoris (also see Flags in the Dust below), Harcourt, 1929.

The Sound and the Fury, J. Cape & H. Smith, 1929.

As I Lay Dying, J. Cape &H. Smith, 1930, new and corrected edition, Random House, 1964.

Sanctuary, J. Cape &H. Smith, 1931, published as Sanctuary: The Original Text, edited with afterword and notes by Noel Polk, Random House, 1981, published as Sanctuary: The Corrected Text, Random House, 1993.

Light in August, H. Smith and R. Haas, 1932.

Pylon, H. Smith and R. Haas, 1935.

Absalom, Absalom!, Random House, 1936, casebook edition edited by Elisabeth Muhlenfeld published as William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!, Garland Publishing, 1984.

The Unvanquished, drawings by Edward Shenton, Random House, 1938.

The Wild Palms, Random House, 1939; later released under Faulkner’s original title If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem in Novels: 1936-1940, Library of America, 1990, and by Vintage Books in 1995.

The Hamlet (first book in the Snopes Trilogy; also see below), Random House, 1940.

Go Down, Moses, and Other Stories, Random House, 1942; published as Go Down, Moses (Faulkner’s original title), Vintage, 1973.

Intruder in the Dust, Random House, 1948.

Requiem for a Nun, Random House, 1951.

A Fable, Random House, 1954.

The Town (second book of the Snopes Trilogy; also see below), Random House, 1957.

The Long Hot Summer: A Dramatic Book from the Four-Book Novel; The Hamlet, New American Library, 1958.

The Mansion (third book in the Snopes Trilogy; also see below), Random House, 1959.

The Reivers, a Reminiscence, Random House, 1962 (condensation published as Hell Creek Crossing, illustrations by Noel Sickles, Reader’s Digest Association, 1963), New American Library, 1969.

Snopes: A Trilogy, Volume 1: The Hamlet, Volume 2: The Town, Volume 3: The Mansion, Random House, 1965, published as Three Novels of the Snopes Family: The Hamlet, The Town, The Mansion, Random House, 1994.

Flags in the Dust (unabridged version of Sartoris), edited with an introduction by Douglas Day, Random House, 1973.

Other published editions of Faulkner’s novels:

Mayday, University of Notre Dame Press, 1976.

Father Abraham, Random House, 1984, published as Father Abraham, 1926, Garland Publishing, 1987.

Elmer, edited by Dianne L. Cox, foreword by James B. Meriwether, Seajay Society, 1984.

The Collected William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, As I Lay Dying, Random House, 1985.

Novels, 1930-1935 (includes As I Lay Dying, Sanctuary, Light in August, and Pylon), Library of America, 1994.

Novels, 1936-1940 (includes Absalom, Absalom!, The Unvanquished, If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem, and The Hamlet), Library of America, 1990.

Novels, 1942-1944 (includes Go Down, Moses, Intruder in the Dust, Requiem for a Nun, and A Fable), Library of America, 1994.

Noveks, 1926-1929 (includes Soldiers’ Pay, Mosquitoes, Flags in the Dust, and The Sound and the Fury), Library of America, forthcoming.

Each of Faulkner’s novels has been translated into at least one other language, and several have been translated into as many as thirteen languages.

Short Fiction:

Short story collections:

New Orleans Sketches (written in 1925), introduction by Carvel Collins, Rutgers University Press, 1958; Grove Press, 1962; Random House, 1968; University Press of Mississippi, 2002.

These Thirteen (also see below), J. Cape & H. Smith, 1931.

Doctor Martino, and Other Stories (also see below), H. Smith and R. Haas, 1934.

Go Down, Moses, and Other Stories (see above), Random House, 1942 (also published in a limited edition).

The Portable Faulkner, edited by Malcolm Cowley, Viking, 1946, revised and expanded edition, 1967 (published in England as The Essential Faulkner, Chatto & Windus, 1967).

Three Famous Short Novels, Random House, 1942, published as Three Famous Short Novels: Spotted Horses; Old Man; The Bear, Vintage, 1978.

Knight’s Gambit, Random House, 1949 (published in England as Knight’s Gambit: Six Stories, Chatto & Windus, 1960).

Collected Stories, Random House, 1950, published as Collected Stories of William Faulkner, Vintage, 1977 (published in England as Collected Short Stories, Volume 1: Uncle Willy and Other Stories, Volume 2: These Thirteen, Volume 3: Dr. Martino and Other Stories, Chatto & Windus, 1958, reprinted, 1978).

(And author of foreword) The Faulkner Reader: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner, Random House, 1954.

Faulkner’s County: Tales of Yoknapatawpha County, Chatto & Windus, 1955.

Big Woods, drawings by Edward Shenton, Random House, 1955, published as Big Woods: The Hunting Stories, Random House, 1994.

Uncle Willy, and Other Stories, Chatto & Windus, 1958.

Selected Short Stories, Modern Library, 1961.

Meriwether, James B., ed. A Faulkner Miscellany, edited by James B. Meriwether, University Press of Mississippi, 1974. Features essays about then-unpublished and -uncollected manuscripts and typescripts, along with publication of several of them.

Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner, edited by Joseph Blotner, Random House, 1979.

The Faulkner Reader, Random House, 1989.

 

Other short story publications (includes single-work editions, periodicals, etc.):

Idyll in the Desert, limited edition, Random House, 1931.

Miss Zilphia Gant, limited edition, Book Club of Texas, 1932.

Notes on a Horsethief, illustrations by Elizabeth Calvert, Levee Press (Greenville, Miss.), 1950.

Mirrors of Chartres Streets (includes sketches), introduction by William Van O’Connor, illustrations by Mary Demopoulous, Faulkner Studies (Minneapolis), 1953.

Jealousy, and Episode (originally published in New Orleans Times-Picayune, 1925), limited edition, Faulkner Studies (Minneapolis), 1955.

Bear, Man, and God: Seven Approaches to William Faulkner’s “The Bear” (contains “The Bear,” “Delta Autumn,” and selections from other works), edited by Francis Lee Utley, Lynn Z. Bloom, and Arthur F. Kinney, Random House, 1964.

The Wishing Tree (children’s fiction), with illustrations by Don Bolognese, Random House, 1964.

The Tall Men, and Other Stories, edited with notes by K. Sakai, Apollonsha (Kyoto), 1965.

A Rose for Emily, edited by M. Thomas Inge, Merrill, 1970.

Fairchild’s Story, limited edition, Warren Editions (London), 1976.

Rose of Lebanon,” Oxford American (May-June 1995).

Lucas Beauchamp,” Virginia Quarterly Review (Summer 1999).

Poetry:

Vision in Spring, privately printed [Mississippi], 1921.

The Marble Faun (also see below), Four Seas (Boston), 1924.

This Earth, a Poem, drawings by Albert Heckman, Equinox, 1932.

A Green Bough (includes The Marble Faun), H. Smith and R. Haas, 1933, published as The Marble Faun [and] A Green Bough, Random House, 1965.

William Faulkner: Early Prose and Poetry, compiled and introduced by Carvel Collins, Little, Brown, 1962.

Mississippi Poems (also see below), limited edition with introduction by Joseph Blotner and afterword by Luis Daniel Brodsky, Yoknapatawpha Press (Oxford, Mississippi), 1979.

Helen, a Courtship [and] Mississippi Poems, introductory essays by Carvel Collins and Joseph Blotner, Tulane University and Yoknapatawpha Press, 1981.

Drama: Plays and Screenplays:

Stage Plays:

Marionettes (one-act play) first produced at University of Mississippi, March 4, 1921; published as The Marionettes, limited edition, Bibliographical Society, University of Virginia, 1975, published as The Marionettes: A Play in One Act, Yoknapatawpha Press (Oxford, Miss.), 1978.

Requiem for a Nun, Random House, 1951. (Novel written in dramatic form; includes prose introductions to each act.)

Credited Screenplays:

Today We Live, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1933.

(With Joel Sayre) The Road to Glory (Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936), with afterword by George Garrett, Southern Illinois University Press, 1981.

(With Sam Hellman, Lamar Trotti, and Gladys Lehman) Slave Ship, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937.

(With Jules Furthman) To Have and Have Not (Warner Bros., 1945), based on novel by Ernest Hemingway, edited with introduction by Bruce F. Kawin, University of Wisconsin Press, 1980.

(With Leigh Brackett and Jules Furthman) The Big Sleep, Warner Bros., 1946.

(With Harry Kurnitz and Harold Jack Bloom) Land of the Pharaohs, Warner Bros., 1955.

Uncredited Screenplays (produced films):

(With Nunnally Johnson) Banjo on My Knee, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936.

(With Sayre, Fred Guiol, and Ben Hecht) Gunga Din, 1939.

(With Jean Renoir) The Southerner, Universal, 1945.

Published, unproduced screenplays:

Faulkner’s MGM Screenplays, University of Tennessee Press, 1982.

Country Lawyer and Other Stories for the Screen, University Press of Mississippi, 1987.

Stallion Road: A Screenplay by William Faulkner, University Press of Mississippi, 1989.

The De Gaulle Story. Written in 1942. In Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume III: The De Gaulle Story. Edited by Louis D. Brodsky and Robert W. Hamblin. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1985.

Battle Cry. Written in 1943. In Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume IV: Battle Cry. Edited by Louis D. Brodsky and Robert W. Hamblin. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1985.

Essays, Speeches, and Interviews:

Salmagundi (contains poem by Ernest M. Hemingway), limited edition, Casanova Press (Milwaukee), 1932.

William Faulkner’s Speech of Acceptance upon the Award of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Delivered in Stockholm on the Tenth of December, 1950, [New York], 1951.

(And author of foreword) The Faulkner Reader: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner, Random House, 1954.

Faulkner on Truth and Freedom: Excerpts from Tape Recordings of Remarks Made by William Faulkner during His Recent Manila Visit, Philippine Writer’s Association (Manila), 1956, reprinted, 1978.

Faulkner at Nagano, edited by Robert A. Jelliffe, Kenkyusha (Tokyo), 1956.

Faulkner in the University: Class Conferences at the University of Virginia, 1957-1958 (interviews and conversations), edited by Frederick L. Gwynn and Joseph Blotner, University Press of Virginia, 1959.

William Faulkner: Early Prose and Poetry, compiled and introduced by Carvel Collins, Little, Brown, 1962.

Faulkner’s University of Mississippi Pieces, compiled and introduced by Carvel Collins, Kenkyusha (Tokyo), 1962; Folcroft Press, 1970.

Faulkner at West Point (interviews), edited by Joseph L. Fant III and Robert Ashley, Random House, 1964; University Press of Mississippi, 2002.

The Faulkner-Cowley File: Letters and Memories, 1944-1962, edited by Cowley, Viking, 1966.

Essays, Speeches and Public Letters, edited by James B. Merriwether, Random House, 1966. Expanded edition, Modern Library, 2004.

The Best of Faulkner, Chosen by the Author, special edition, World Books Society, 1967.

Man, introduction by Bernard H. Porter, limited edition, [Rockland, Me.], 1969.

Lion in the Garden: Interviews with William Faulkner 1926-1962, edited by James B. Meriwether and Michael Millgate, Random House, 1968.

The Faulkner Reader, Random House, 1989.

Faulkner and Psychology, University Press of Mississippi, 1994.

Conversations with William Faulkner, edited by M. Thomas Inge, University Press of Mississippi, 1999.

Letters and Other Nonfiction:

Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles: A Gallery of Contemporary New Orleans, drawings by William Spratling, Pelican Bookshop Press, 1926.

William Faulkner’s Library: A Catalogue, compiled with an introduction by Joseph Blotner, University Press of Virginia, 1964.

The Faulkner-Cowley File: Letters and Memories, 1944-1962, edited by Cowley, Viking, 1966.

Selected Letters of William Faulkner, edited by Joseph Blotner, limited edition, Franklin Library, 1976, Random House, 1977.

Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume II: The Letters, edited by Louis D. Brodsky and Robert W. Hamblin. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1984.

Thinking of Home: William Faulkner’s Letters to His Mother and Father, 1918-1925, edited by James G. Watson, Norton, 1992.

“The Homesick Letters of William Faulkner.” Introd. M. Thomas Inge. Oxford American 18 (1997): 44-55.

       
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