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A Fable by William Faulkner - 1st - 1954 - from Appledore Books, ABAA and Biblio.com

A Fable

by William Faulkner

Condition: Collectible; Fine/Fine


New York: Random House, 1954. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. A sparkling copy of the 1954 stated 1st printing. Immaculate and Fine in a bright, price-intact, Fine dustjacket. Octavo, 437 pgs. Also includes a custom-made box (with leather spine label) and folding chemise. The sharpest copy this bookseller has seen.


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: Appledore Books, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 6956
  • Title: A Fable
  • Author: William Faulkner
  • Format/binding: Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Collectible; Fine
  • Jacket condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1954
  • Keywords: Rare William Faulkner, Rare Modern Firsts
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature;


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