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The Best William Faulkner Short Stories 

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Updated June 14, 2019 529 votes 198 voters 9.6k views 40 items

List Rules Vote up all of your favorite short stories by William Faulkner.

One of the greatest American writers of all time, William Faulkner has written countless novels, poems, screenplays, and short stories. Both a Pulitzer Prize and a Nobel Prize winner, Faulkner is known for his stories taking place in the rural South, a place where he spent the majority of his life.

This list focuses on all of Faulkner's short stories. Vote up the stories you like the most, and vote down the ones you think aren't so great. If you've never read William Faulkner's writing, we suggest you do!
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The Bear is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
1942
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A Rose for Emily is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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Barn Burning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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Dry September is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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That Evening Sun is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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Red Leaves is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
1930
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Desciende, Moises / Go D... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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Spotted horses is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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Shingles for the Lord is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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Centaur in Brass is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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Raid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
1934
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Mountain Victory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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Uncle Willy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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The Tall Men is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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Skirmish at Sartoris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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Retreat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
1934
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Landing in Luck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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Ambuscade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
1934
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Pantaloon in Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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Vendée is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
1936
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Two Dollar Wife is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
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Elly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories
1934
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Divorce in Naples is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best William Faulkner Short Stories