As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

The book is told in stream of consciousness writing style by 15 different narrators in 59 chapters. It is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest—noble or selfish—to honor her wish to be buried in the town of Jefferson. The novel was written in six weeks while Faulkner was working at a power plant, published in 1930, and described by Faulkner as a "tour de force".

The 52nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 5th on The 16 Greatest Books of All Time (NYU Local)
  2. - 7th on The Best Southern Novels of All Time (Oxford American)
  3. - 8th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  4. - 11th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  5. - 19th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  6. - 35th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  7. - 52nd on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  8. - 64th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  9. - 84th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  10. - 92nd on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  11. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  12. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  13. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  14. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)
  15. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
  16. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  17. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  18. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  19. - How to Read and Why (Harold Bloom)
  20. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)
  21. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
As I Lay Dying Audio CD 2095576 $164.97 $164.47
As I Lay Dying (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 7604 $7.99 2011
As I Lay Dying (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 656922 $6.79 $2.99 2006
Novels 1930-1935: As I Lay Dying. Sanctuary, Light in August, Pylon (The Library of America) Hardcover 5976277 $11.50 1986
As I Lay Dying Hardcover 7911016 $0.01 1957
As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text (Modern Library) As I Lay Dying Hardcover 4298706 $24.50 $7.85 2000
As I Lay Dying - Book Club Edition Paperback 71547 $9.25 $3.15
As I Lay Dying Hardcover 3312661 $35.51 $4.89 1964
As I Lay Dying Mass Market Paperback 3475090 $12.19 2
As I Lay Dying Paperback 498193 $5.99 $1.50
As I Lay Dying - Multiple Critical Perspectives Paperback 2931045 $19.99 2009
As I Lay Dying Paperback 451044 $11.87 $7.69 2018
As I Lay Dying, Vintage Edition, 1957, Paperback Paperback 383708 $8.99
As I Lay Dying Publisher: Modern Library Hardcover 1775471 $16.26 $7.52
As I Lay Dying (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) Hardcover 155674 $9.99 $1.99 2000
As I Lay Dying (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 161636 $14.97 $7.98 2009
As I Lay Dying(unabridged) Paperback 401284 $6.99 2016
AS I LAY DYING V254 Paperback 602555 $2.00 $0.01 1964
As I Lay Dying Hardcover 1363981 $45.00 $2.41
William Faulkner : Novels 1930-1935 : As I Lay Dying, Sanctuary, Light in August, Pylon (Library of America) Hardcover 305162 $14.99 $3.35 1985
As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text Paperback 3733 $8.90 $0.25 1991
As I Lay Dying Mass Market Paperback 4320187 $500.00
[(As I Lay Dying)] [Author: William Faulkner] published on (January, 2010) Paperback 1289637 $919.99 2010
AS I LAY DYING. Illustrated by Richard Sparks Hardcover 2037962 $75.95
Spark Notes As I Lay Dying Paperback 1508803 $13.79 $1.00 2002
As I Lay Dying (Modern Classics) (French Edition) Paperback 3445306 $92.44 $1.38 1970
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