What are the best William Faulkner books?

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    #1As I Lay Dying

    As I Lay Dying

    As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner tells the story of Addie Bundren and her family and her wish to be buried in Mississippi, her hometown. This novel is narrated in the perspectives of many characters including when Addie is still alive. 

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    Roy Russell
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "One of the most interesting books out there. It will keep you entertained for hours and it will tell the story of Addie Bundren and her last wish."
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    #2Absalom, Absalom!

    Absalom, Absalom!

    Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner is published in 1936. This book tells the story of Thomas Sutpen, a man who finds wealth and marries in order to have children to be his heir someday. 

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    Ann Wallace
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This is a classic Faulkner book, so it was a good choice as a result of my query. It's a pretty subjective thing to ask for, so there could be a variety of responses, but I do agree with this one."
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    #3Light in August

    Light in August

    Light in August by William Faulkner tells the story of different characters: Lena Grove searching for the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower being haunted by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas who is caught up by his mixed ancestry.

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    Gloria Gallegos
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This was very difficult to read, as themes of family strife and destruction were the main premise of the stories of each individual family member. Unfortunately, the sentence structure of the entire book made it hard for me to fully understand the storyline, as I had to read the story two or three times to make sense of it all. Awful, to say the least. "
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    #4Intruder in the Dust

    Intruder in the Dust
    Intruder in the Dust is a coming-of-age novel by William Faulkner, first published in 1948. Set deep in the American south, it tells the story of a black farmer who gets mistakenly accused of murdering a white man.
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    Sharon Gomez
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This is one of the best books William Faulkner ever wrote. Then again, I am a huge aulkner fan. It is not a quick read, by any means. It is a book to be savored and read slowly; comtemplated. Don't be put off by the bad reviews about long sentences and difficulty reading it. If you like Faulkner, you will love it. If you haven't read Faulkner, give it a try. "

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Best What are the best William Faulkner books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1As I Lay DyingBooks 24 Paid
2Absalom, Absalom!Books 21 Paid
3Light in AugustBooks 21 Paid
4Intruder in the DustBooks 10 Paid
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