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The Wild Palms - William Faulkner

1939 - Chatto & Windus, London - First English Edition [same year as the First American Edition]
A combination of two interwoven stories, The Wild Palms and Old Man. Later published as If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem.

‘In New Orleans in 1937, a man and a woman embark on a headlong flight into the wilderness of illicit passion, fleeing her husband and the temptations of respectability. In Mississippi ten years earlier, a convict sets forth across a flooded river, risking his own chance at freedom to rescue a pregnant woman. From these separate stories Faulkner composes a symphony of deliverance and damnation, survival and self-sacrifice, a novel in which elemental danger is juxtaposed wiht fatal injuries of the spirit.’ [from a later edition]
 
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Light in August - William Faulkner

1932 - Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, New York - First Edition, First Printing, First Issue
A superb first edition of Faulkner's seventh novel, an exploration of the lasting effects of racism and misogyny, one of four of his novels consistently ranked among the best of the twentieth century.

‘One of William Faulkner’s most admired and accessible novels,
Light in August reveals the great American author at the height of his powers. Lena Grove’s resolute search for the father of her unborn child begets a rich, poignant, and ultimately hopeful story of perseverance in the face of mortality. It also acquaints us with several of Faulkner’s most unforgettable characters, including the Reverend Gail Hightower, plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen, and Joe Christmas, a ragged, itinerant soul obsessed with his mixed-race ancestry.’ - Penguin Classics. 
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Intruder in the Dust - William Faulkner

1948 - Random House, New York - First Edition
William Faulkner’s savage tale of racial injustice in a sleepy southern town, this engrossing murder mystery follows the story of Lucas Beauchamp, a black man wrongly accused of the murder of a white man. Confronted with the threat of lynching, Lucas – aided by a white lawyer and his young nephew – sets out to prove his innocence.

First edition in the beautiful jacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer.

A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone of crime and detective fiction, as named by Howard Haycraft and Ellery Queen on their definitive list of mystery novels.
 
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The Town - William Faulkner

1957 - Random House, New York - First Edition, First State
The second novel in Faulkner’s ‘Snopes Trilogy’. The other two being ‘The Hamlet’ and ‘The Mansion’.

First printing with ‘
First Printing’ stated on the copyright page, first state, with line 10 repeating line 8 on page 327, in first printing dust jacket with 5/57 to lower corner of the front flap, and not price clipped. 
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The End of the Affair - Graham Greene

1951 - William Heinemann Ltd, London - First Edition
This is a record of hate far more than of love.’

for me one of the best, most true and moving novels of my time, in anybody's language’ - William Faulkner.

‘Undeniably a major work of art. It remains from first to last an almost faultless display of craftsmanship and a wonderfully assured statement of ideas.’ -
The New Yorker. 
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The Queen's Awards, 1946 - Ellery Queen 

1948 - Victor Gollancz Ltd, London - First English Edition
Sixteen prize winning short stories, including pieces by Manly Wade Wellman, Manning Coles, Ngaio Marsh, Q. Patrick, Anthony Gilbert, William Faulkner, and Michael Innes, as well as Kenneth Millar's [Ross MacDonald] first published story, ’Find the Woman’. 
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