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A Fable by  William Faulkner - First Edition, First Printing - 1954 - from Parrish Books and Biblio.com

A Fable

by Faulkner, William

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good+ with Mylar


New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good+ with Mylar. A wonderful First Edition, First Printing (so stated) of William Faulkner's Award-winning book. The volume is in near fine condition with a very minor bump on front bottom corner and minor soiling on the page edges. The dustjacket has slight wear at the edges and is missing a small piece on the top dustjacket spine; otherwise is near fine. The original price ($4.75) is intact on the inside jacket. Faulkner, one of America's premier authors of novels, plays, poems and essays, also won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949 and the National Book Award again in 1951 for "Collected Stories." His best-known other works include "The Sound and the Fury," "The Reivers: A Reminiscence," "As I Lay Dying," and many others. An important book by one of the world's best authors.


A Fable is a novel written in 1954 by the American author William Faulkner, which won him both the Pulitzer prize and the National Book Award in 1955. Despite these recognitions, however, the novel received mixed critical reviews and a reputation as one of Faulkner's lesser works . The author, on the other hand, spent over a decade and tremendous effort on A Fable, and considered it his masterpiece when it was completed. Historically, it can be seen as a precursor to Catch 22.


  • Bookseller: Parrish Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 221
  • Title: A Fable
  • Author: Faulkner, William
  • Format/binding: Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Good+ with Mylar
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition, First Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1954


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