William Faulkner (1897-1962) was an American author of novels, short stories, plays, poetry, essays and screenplays. A lifelong resident of Mississippi, Faulkner is one of the most important authors of Southern literature and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1949. His writing is often “stream of consciousness” and utilizes a vast array of characters including slaves, working-class folk and Southern aristocrats.

William Faulkner’s first short story was Landing in Luck, published in 1919. His first novel was Soldier’s Pay, published in 1926. Below is a list of William Faulkner’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Sin and Salvation Books

Sartoris (1929)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sound and the Fury (1929)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
As I Lay Dying (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sanctuary (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Light in August (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Absalom, Absalom! (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Requiem for a Nun (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Snopes Trilogy Books

The Hamlet (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Town (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mansion (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Soldiers' Pay (1926)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mosquitoes (1927)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pylon (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Unvanquished (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wild Palms / If I Forget Thee Jerusalem (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Intruder in the Dust (1948)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fable (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sanctuary and Requiem for a Nun (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reivers (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flags in the Dust (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Rose for Emily (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bear (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mayday (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Marionettes (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Barn Burning (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Wishing Tree (1927)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
These 13 (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doctor Martino and Other Stories (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Barn Burning and other stories (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Go Down, Moses (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Knight's Gambit (1949)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Big Woods (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Short Stories (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New Orleans Sketches (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Famous Short Novels (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marble Faun and a Green Bough (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Uncle Willy and Other Stories (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jealousy and Episode (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Essential Faulkner (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ole Miss Juvenilia (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

50 Great Short Stories(1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
50 Great American Short Stories(1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Horror Stories(1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magical Realist Fiction(1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The Wild Palms was originally published as If I Forget Thee Jerusalem.

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