Faulkner

William Faulkner's novels of the South won him a Nobel Prize, two Pulitzers, and a place as one of the most celebrated writers in American literature. Originally a sub-collection of the William B. Wisdom Collection, Rare Book's collection of Faulkner materials contains numerous works by and about the author, including first editions, magazines with first appearances of Faulkner's stories, books once owned by Faulkner that containing his notes, a full set of the Faulkner Concordances and Manuscripts, and multiple editions of some of Faulkner's most famous novels in languages other than English. This provides researchers with a collection of resources that allows them to explore Faulkner's essential works, his texts in translation, and some of the contents of his own personal library.


As I Lay Dying

  • 1st UK edition (second state). Published in London: Jonathan Cape, 1930.

    1st UK edition (second state). Published in London: Jonathan Cape, 1930.

  • 1st UK edition (second state). Published in London: Jonathan Cape, 1930.

    Hebrew edition. Published in Tel Aviv, Sifriyat poalim, 1980.

  • 1st UK edition (second state). Published in London: Jonathan Cape, 1930.

    Greek edition. Published in Athens, Kedros, 1970


Light in August

English and foreign language editions of Faulkner's 1932 work Light in August.

  • New York: The Modern Library, 1950.

    New York: The Modern Library, 1950.

  • Danish edition. Copenhagen: Gyldendals, 1964. On exchange from the Unversity of Virginia.

    Danish edition. Copenhagen: Gyldendals, 1964. On exchange from the Unversity of Virginia.

  • Czech edition. Bratislava, Tatran: t. Straz, Vimperk, 1969. In its original dust-jacket.

    Czech edition. Bratislava, Tatran: t. Straz, Vimperk, 1969. In its original dust-jacket.


Mosquitoes

English and foreign language editions of Mosquitoes, Faulkner's satirical second novel set in and around New Orleans.

  • German edition. Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1960.

    German edition. Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1960.

  • First edition, first printing. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1927. This copy has its original dust-jacket, which is extremely rare.

    First edition, first printing. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1927. This copy has its original dust-jacket, which is extremely rare.

  • Spanish edition. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Siglo Veinte, 1956.

    Spanish edition. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Siglo Veinte, 1956.