The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

The Sound and the Fury is set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County. The novel centers on the Compson family, former Southern aristocrats who are struggling to deal with the dissolution of their family and its reputation. The novel is separated into four distinct sections.

The 21st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 3rd on The Best Southern Novels of All Time (Oxford American)
  2. - 4th on The 25 Favorite Books of 100 Francophone Writers (Telerama)
  3. - 5th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  4. - 6th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  5. - 7th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  6. - 8th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  7. - 10th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  8. - 11th on The 16 Greatest Books of All Time (NYU Local)
  9. - 12th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  10. - 18th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  11. - 23rd on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  12. - 24th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  13. - 24th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  14. - 30th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  15. - 34th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  16. - 42nd on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  17. - 62nd on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  18. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)
  19. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  20. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  21. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  22. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  23. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  24. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  25. - Finest Works of Fiction (Martin Seymour-Smith and Editors)
  26. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  27. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
  28. - Recommended Books (Academy of Achievement)
  29. - The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (Easton Press)
  30. - "Best Foreign Work of Fiction" (Transfuge)
  31. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
William Faulkner: Novels 1926-1929: Soldiers' Pay / Mosquitoes / Flags in the Dust / The Sound and the Fury (Library of America) Hardcover 285275 $23.50 $15.90 2006
A Summer of Faulkner: As I Lay Dying/The Sound and the Fury/Light in August (Oprah's Book Club) Paperback 78020 $12.00 $2.19 2005
The Sound and the Fury (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 343279 $18.45 $1.05 1993
The Sound and the Fury (Norton Critical Edition) Paperback 1311681 $18.50 $3.00 1988
El ruido y la furia (The Sound and the Fury) (Spanish Edition) Mass Market Paperback 931234 $6.91 $7.92 2015
Spark Notes The Sound and the Fury Paperback 982618 $2.00 $0.01 2002
The Sound and the Fury (MCI) (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations) Hardcover 1608897 $43.27 $1.30
The Sound and The Fury Paperback 3266804 $2.42
The Sound and the Fury (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 8261 $9.98 2011
The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text with Faulkner's Appendix (Modern Library) Hardcover 51129 $10.22 $2.50 1992
The Sound and The Fury Paperback 397028 $9.80 $0.41 1967
The Sound and the Fury (Modern Library, 187.3) Hardcover 1750090 $6.19 1966
SOUND & FURY-CORRECT Paperback 1041257 $1.98 $0.01 1987
The Sound and the Fury Paperback 958011 $5.19 $0.01 1995
The Sound and the Fury Hardcover 1483736 $16.49 $0.65
The Sound and the Fury Audible Audio Edition 5192 $11.95 2005
By William Faulkner - The Sound and the Fury (Reissue) (12/31/90) Paperback 881595 $12.56 $4.49 1990
The Sound and the Fury (Everyman's Library Classics) by WILLIAM FAULKNER (1992-05-04) Hardcover 8256943 $22.92 $10.78
El Ruido y La Furia Hardcover 12319069 $12.99
El ruido y la furia (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 621630 $8.99 2012
El ruido y la furia (The Sound and the Fury) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2041391 $25.54 $131.53 2010
The Sound and the Fury Audio CD 301671 $10.11 $4.48 2005
The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text Paperback 8376 $6.87 $0.01
The Sound and the Fury Mass Market Paperback 2474373 $3.39
The Sound and the Fury Audio CD 5976834 $119.55 $6.75
The Sound and the Fury (Third Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 2034209 $19.38 2013
The Sound and the Fury : The Corrected Text with Faulkner's Appendix Mass Market Paperback 790240 $44.95 $4.97
El ruido y la furia (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 715592 2012
The Sound and the Fury (Norton Critical Editions) 2nd edition by Faulkner, William (1993) Paperback Paperback 1228852 $175.00 $30.58
El ruido y la furia (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3541171 $20.48 $45.36 2011
El ruido y la furia (The Sound and The Fury) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1316308 $39.90 2013
El ruido y la furia (Letras Universales) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3635956 $19.99 $16.20 2005
By William Faulkner - The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text with Faulkner's Appendix (New edition) (8.6.1992) Hardcover 1115232 $26.19 $9.92 1992