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Short Story Collections:

New Orleans Sketches

London: Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd., 1958.
Also published by Random House in 1968.

Introduction by Carvel Collins.

xxxiv, 139 pages (Random House edition).


This is a collection of short pieces Faulkner published in the New Orleans Times-Picayune and in the then-influential New Orleans literary magazine, The Double Dealer when he lived in New Orleans in 1925. These works are generally considered his first professional fiction.


Note: Title links lead to more detailed bibliographical and publication information on each work, not to the work itself.

Table of Contents

New Orleans

  • Wealthy Jew
  • The Priest
  • Frankie and Johnny
  • The Sailor
  • The Cobbler
  • The Longshore Man
  • The Cop
  • The Beggar
  • The Artist
  • Magdalen
  • The Tourist

Mirrors of Chartres Street

Damon and Pythias Unlimited




Out of Nazareth

The Kingdom of God

The Rosary

The Cobbler



The Kid Learns

The Liar


Country Mice

Yo Ho and Two Bottles of Rum





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New Orleans SketchesNew Orleans Sketches

Edited by Carvel Collins

First published: 1958

University Press of Mississippi

Paperback (2002)

ISBN: 1578064716


Collected Stories of William Faulkner Collected Stories of William Faulkner

Edited by Erroll McDonald

First published: 1950

Vintage Books

Paperback (1995)

ISBN: 0679764038

Uncollected Stories of William FaulknerUncollected Stories of William Faulkner

Edited by Joseph Blotner

First published: 1979

Vintage Books

Paperback (1997)

ISBN: 0375701095

Random House

Hardcover (1983)

ISBN: 0394400445

Big Woods: The Hunting Stories Big Woods: The Hunting Stories

First published: 1955

Vintage Books

Paperback (1994)

ISBN: 0679752528

Big Woods (Illustrated Edition)Big Woods: The Hunting Stories

Illustrated by Brett Smith

Wilderness Adventure Press

Paperback (1996)

ISBN: 1885106408

Knight's Gambit Knight’s Gambit: Six Mystery Stories

First published: 1949

Vintage Books

Paperback (1987)

ISBN: 0394727290

Three Famous Short NovelsThree Famous Short Novels

First published: 1958

Vintage Books

Paperback (1961)

ISBN: 0394701496

The Portable FaulknerThe Portable Faulkner

Edited by Malcolm Cowley

First published: 1946

Viking Press

Paperback (1977)

ISBN: 0140150188


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