|References and footnotes|
The bibliography of William Faulkner , an American writer, includes 19 novels, 125 short stories (not including stories that appear exclusively in novels), 20 screenplays (including uncredited rewrites), one play, six collections of poetry as well as assorted letters and essays.
Faulkner made his debut as a published writer at the age of 21 with the poem "L'Après-midi d'un Faune", which appeared in The New Republic on August 6, 1919. Two more poems, "Cathay" and "Sapphics" and a short story, "Landing in Luck", were published in Mississippian in November 1919.
Faulkner's first novel, Soldiers' Pay , was published in 1926 and his 19th and final, The Reivers , in 1962, the year he died. Numerous works have been published posthumously.
|Soldiers' Pay||February 25, 1926||Boni & Liveright||Faulkner's debut novel.|
|Mosquitoes||April 30, 1927||Boni & Liveright|
|Sartoris||January 31, 1929||Harcourt, Brace||First novel set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County; an abridged version of Flags in the Dust . The original manuscript was published posthumously by Random House on August 22, 1973.|
|The Sound and the Fury||October 7, 1929||Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith||An appendix to the novel, "Compson 1699–1945", was included in The Portable Faulkner, edited by Malcolm Cowley and published by Viking Press in 1946. First appearance of the Compson family.|
|As I Lay Dying||October 6, 1930||Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith|
|Sanctuary||February 9, 1931||Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith||An introduction to the novel by Faulkner was first included in the Modern Library edition of the novel published on March 25, 1932.|
|Light in August||October 6, 1932||Harrison Smith & Robert Haas||A foreword to the novel by novelist C.E. Morgan has been included in the Modern Library edition of the novel published in April 2012|
|Pylon||March 25, 1935||Harrison Smith & Robert Haas||First novel since Mosquitoes not to be set in Yoknapatawpha County.|
|Absalom, Absalom!||October 26, 1936||Random House||A foreword to the novel by author John Jeremiah Sullivan has been included in the Modern Library edition of the novel published in April 2012. Second novel featuring Quentin Compson, after The Sound and the Fury.|
|The Unvanquished||February 15, 1938||Random House||A collection of seven interrelated short stories, six of which are revisions of stories previously published in The Saturday Evening Post . "An Odor of Verbena" is new to The Unvanquished.|
|The Wild Palms||January 19, 1939||Random House||Not set in Yoknapatawpha County. Consists of two interwoven stories: "The Wild Palms" and "Old Man". Included as If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem , Faulkner's original title, in the Library of America collection Novels 1936-1940, published in 1990. Sometimes published as The Wild Palms [If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem].|
|The Hamlet||April 1, 1940||Random House||The first book in Faulkner's Snopes trilogy.|
|Go Down, Moses||May 11, 1942||Random House||Contains seven interrelated short stories, five of which had been published previously. "Was" and "The Fire and the Hearth" are exclusive to the novel. First published as Go Down, Moses and Other Stories; the title was altered for subsequent editions at Faulkner's insistence.|
|Intruder in the Dust||September 27, 1948||Random House|
William Faulkner; A Heart in Conflict With Itself
|Requiem for a Nun||September 27, 1951||Random House||Sequel to Sanctuary. Written as a play with prose parts preceding each act.|
|A Fable||August 2, 1954||Random House||Not set in Yoknapatawpha County. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award in 1955.|
|The Town||May 1, 1957||Random House||The second book in Faulkner's Snopes trilogy.|
|The Mansion||November 13, 1959||Random House||The third book in Faulkner's Snopes trilogy.|
|The Reivers||June 4, 1962||Random House||Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1963.|
To date, Library of America has published all of Faulkner's novels in five volumes, containing restored authoritative texts.
See also: Collected Stories of William Faulkner and Knight's Gambit
|Year||Film||Credit type||Collaborator(s)||Based on|
|1932||Flesh||Uncredited|| Moss Hart (screenplay)|
Edmund Goulding (screenplay)
|1933||Today We Live||Dialogue||Edith Fitzgerald (screenplay)|
Dwight Taylor (screenplay)
|"Turn About" by William Faulkner|
|1936||The Road to Glory||Screenplay|| Joel Sayre (screenplay)|
Stephen Morehouse Avery (uncredited)
Walter Ferris (uncredited)
Violet Kemble Cooper (uncredited)
|Banjo on My Knee||Uncredited||Nunnally Johnson (screenplay)||Banjo on my Knee by Harry Hamilton|
|1937||Slave Ship||Story||Sam Hellman (screenplay)|
Lamar Trotti (screenplay)
Gladys Lehman (screenplay)
Walter Ferris (revisions)
|The Last Slaver by George S. King|
|1939||Gunga Din||Uncredited||Joel Sayre (screenplay)|
Fred Guiol (screenplay)
Ben Hecht (story)
Charles MacArthur (story)
Lester Cohen (uncredited)
John Colton (uncredited)
Vincent Lawrence (uncredited)
Dudley Nichols (uncredited)
Anthony Veiller (uncredited)
|"Gunga Din" by Rudyard Kipling|
|Drums Along the Mohawk||Contributor, Uncredited||Lamar Trotti (screenplay)|
Sonya Levien (screenplay)
|Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter D. Edmonds|
|1944||To Have and Have Not||Screenplay|| Jules Furthman (screenplay)|
Cleve F. Abams (uncredited)
Whitman Chambers (uncredited)
|To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway|
|1945||The Southerner||Uncredited|| Jean Renoir (screenplay)|
Hugo Butler (screenplay)
Nunnally Johnson (uncredited)
|Hold Autumn in Your Hand by George Sessions Perry|
|Mildred Pierce||Contract Writer, Uncredited||Ranald MacDougall (screenplay)||Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain|
|1946||The Big Sleep||Screenplay|| Leigh Brackett (screenplay)|
Jules Furthman (screenplay)
|The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler|
|1955||Land of the Pharaohs||Written by|| Harry Kurnitz (written by)|
Harold Jack Bloom (written by)
|1932||Night Bird||Story outline for unwritten screenplay||Included in Faulkner's MGM Screenplays, published in October 1982 by University of Tennessee Press.|
|1932||Manservant||Treatment for unwritten screenplay||Based on Faulkner's short story "Love". Included in Faulkner's MGM Screenplays.|
|1932||The College Widow||Treatment for unwritten screenplay||Based on Night Bird. Included in Faulkner's MGM Screenplays.|
|1932||Absolution||Treatment for unwritten screenplay||Included in Faulkner's MGM Screenplays.|
|1932||Flying in the Mail||Treatment for unwritten screenplay|
|1933||Louisiana Lou||Screenplay||Used for the 1934 film Lazy River without Faulkner's involvement.|
|1942||The De Gaulle Story||Screenplay||Appears in Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume III: The De Gaulle Story, published in January 1984 by University Press of Mississippi.|
|1943||Country Lawyer||Story treatment||Included in Country Lawyer and Other Stories for the Screen, published in June 1987 by University Press of Mississippi.|
|1943||Battle Cry||Screenplay||Appears in Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume IV: Battle Cry, published in December 1985 by University Press of Mississippi.|
|1945||Stallion Road||Screenplay||Appears in Stallion Road: A Screenplay, published in December 1989 by University Press of Mississippi.|
|1953||"A Note On Sherwood Anderson"|
|1954||"A Guest's Impression of New England"|
|1955||"An Innocent at Rinkside"|
|1955||"Kentucky: May: Saturday"|
|1955||"Impressions of Japan"|
|1955||"To the Youth of Japan"|
|1956||"Letter to the Northern Editor"|
|1956||"On Fear: Deep South in Labor: Mississippi"|
|1956||"A Letter to the Leaders in the Negro Race"|
William Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where Faulkner spent most of his life. A Nobel Prize laureate, Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers of American literature and is widely considered the greatest writer of Southern literature.
Light in August is a 1932 novel by the Southern American author William Faulkner. It belongs to the Southern gothic and modernist literary genres.
Absalom, Absalom! is a novel by the American author William Faulkner, first published in 1936. Taking place before, during, and after the American Civil War, it is a story about three families of the American South, with a focus on the life of Thomas Sutpen.
Yoknapatawpha County is a fictional Mississippi county created by the American author William Faulkner, largely based upon and inspired by Lafayette County, Mississippi, and its county seat of Oxford. Faulkner often referred to Yoknapatawpha County as "my apocryphal county".
The Compson family is a fictional family created by American author William Faulkner for use in his novels and short stories. A once prominent family in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, the family began to fall on hard times in the twentieth century. Principally depicted in The Sound and the Fury and in its appendix, they also make appearances in Absalom, Absalom! and stories such as "That Evening Sun". The family name is also referred to briefly in the opening chapter of Requiem for a Nun. Faulkner traced their genealogy from 1699 to 1945.
As I Lay Dying is a 1930 Southern Gothic novel by American author William Faulkner. Faulkner's fifth novel, it is consistently ranked among the best novels of 20th-century literature. The title derives from Book XI of Homer's Odyssey, wherein Agamemnon tells Odysseus, "As I lay dying, the woman with the dog's eyes would not close my eyes as I descended into Hades."
William Clark Falkner was a soldier, lawyer, politician, businessman, and author in northern Mississippi. He is most notable for the influence he had on the work of his great-grandson, author William Faulkner.
Lothario is a male given name that came to suggest an unscrupulous seducer of women, based upon a character in The Impertinent Curious Man, a story within a story in Miguel de Cervantes' 1605 novel, Don Quixote.
Rowan Oak is William Faulkner's former home in Oxford, Mississippi. It is a primitive Greek Revival house built in the 1840s by Colonel Robert Sheegog, an Irish immigrant planter from Tennessee. Faulkner purchased the house when it was in disrepair in 1930, and did many of the renovations himself. Other renovations were done in the 1950s. One of its more famous features is the outline of Faulkner's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel A Fable, penciled in graphite and red on the plaster walls of his office. It is now owned and operated by the University of Mississippi as a museum, and is open to visitors year-round.
Requiem for a Nun is a work of fiction written by William Faulkner. It is a sequel to Faulkner's early novel Sanctuary, which introduced the characters of Temple Drake, her friend Gowan Stevens, and Gowan's uncle Gavin Stevens. The events in Requiem are set in Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha County and Jackson, Mississippi, in November 1937 and March 1938, eight years after the events of Sanctuary. In Requiem, Temple, now married with a child, must learn to deal with her violent, turbulent past as related in Sanctuary.
Louis Daniel Brodsky was an American poet, short story writer, and Faulkner scholar.
Soldiers' Pay is the first novel published by the American author William Faulkner. It was originally published by Boni & Liveright on February 25, 1926. It is unclear if Soldiers' Pay is the first novel written by Faulkner. It is however the first novel published by the author. Faulkner was working on two manuscripts while finishing Soldiers' Pay.
The Reivers is a 1969 Technicolor film in Panavision starring Steve McQueen and directed by Mark Rydell based on the 1962 William Faulkner novel The Reivers, a Reminiscence. The supporting cast includes Sharon Farrell, Rupert Crosse, Mitch Vogel, and Burgess Meredith as the narrator.
The Snopes trilogy is a series of three novels written by William Faulkner regarding the Snopes family in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. It consists of The Hamlet, The Town, and The Mansion. It was begun in 1940 and completed in 1959.
The Center for Faulkner Studies (CFS) is a research center located at Southeast Missouri State University. It is devoted to the study of the life and works of William Faulkner (1897–1962), the American author who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. The Center was established in 1989, after the university acquired the Louis Daniel Brodsky collection of Faulkner materials. The founding director of the CFS is Robert W. Hamblin, now Professor Emeritus of English at Southeast. He worked with Brodsky starting in 1979 to produce books, articles, lectures, and exhibits based on the materials in the collection. Dr. Christopher Rieger, Professor of English at Southeast, took Dr. Hamblin's place as the Center's director in 2013. Dr. Hamblin is now a volunteer consultant for the Center.
The literature of Mississippi, United States, includes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Mississippi has a literary tradition that arose from a diverse mix of cultures and races. Traditional themes from this genre of literature lean towards the past, conflict and change, and southern history in general; however, in the modern era, work have shifted towards deeply Southern works that do not rely on these traditional themes.
Bobby ("Robert") Wayne Hamblin is a poet, an author, and a professor emeritus at Southeast Missouri State University. He is best known for his achievements related to the works of William Faulkner.
2 Samuel 15 is the fifteenth chapter of the Second Book of Samuel in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible or the second part of Books of Samuel in the Hebrew Bible. According to Jewish tradition the book was attributed to the prophet Samuel, with additions by the prophets Gad and Nathan, but modern scholars view it as a composition of a number of independent texts of various ages from c. 630–540 BCE. This chapter contains the account of David's reign in Jerusalem. This is within a section comprising 2 Samuel 9–20 and continued to 1 Kings 1–2 which deal with the power struggles among David's sons to succeed David's throne until 'the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon'.
2 Samuel 17 is the seventeenth chapter of the Second Book of Samuel in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible or the second part of Books of Samuel in the Hebrew Bible. According to Jewish tradition the book was attributed to the prophet Samuel, with additions by the prophets Gad and Nathan, but modern scholars view it as a composition of a number of independent texts of various ages from c. 630–540 BCE. This chapter contains the account of David's reign in Jerusalem. This is within a section comprising 2 Samuel 9–20 and continued to 1 Kings 1–2 which deal with the power struggles among David's sons to succeed David's throne until 'the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon'.
2 Samuel 18 is the eighteenth chapter of the Second Book of Samuel in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible or the second part of Books of Samuel in the Hebrew Bible. According to Jewish tradition the book was attributed to the prophet Samuel, with additions by the prophets Gad and Nathan, but modern scholars view it as a composition of a number of independent texts of various ages from c. 630–540 BCE. This chapter contains the account of David's reign in Jerusalem. This is within a section comprising 2 Samuel 9–20 and continued to 1 Kings 1–2 which deal with the power struggles among David's sons to succeed David's throne until 'the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon'.