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Knight's Gambit

By Faulkner, William




William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi, on September 25, 1897. His family was rooted in local history: his great-grandfather, a Confederate colonel and state politician, was assassinated by a former partner in 1889, and his grandfather was a wealth lawyer who owned a railroad. When Faulkner was five his parents moved to Oxford, Mississippi, where he received a desultory education in local schools, dropping out of high school in 1915. Rejected for pilot training in the U.S. Army, he passed himself off as British and joined the Canadian Royal Air Force in 1918, but the war ended before he saw any service. After the war, he took some classes at the University of Mississippi and worked for a time at the university post office. Mostly, however, he educated himself by reading promiscuously.

Faulkner had begun writing poems when he was a schoolboy, and in 1924 he published a poetry collection, The Marble Faun, at his own expense. His literary aspirations were fueled by his close friendship with Sherwood Anderson, whom he met during a stay in New Orleans. Faulkner's first novel, Soldier’s Pay, was published in 1926, followed a year later by Mosquitoes, a literary satire. His next book, Flags in the Dust, was heavily cut and rearranged at the publisher’s insistence and appeared finally as Sartoris in 1929. In the meantime he had completed The Sound and the Fury, and when it appeared at the end of 1929 he had finished Sanctuary and was ready to begin writing As I Lay Dying. That same year he married Estelle Oldham, whom he had courted a decade earlier.

Although Faulkner gained literary acclaim from these and subsequent novels—Light in August (1932), Pylon (1935), Absalom, Absalom! (1936), The Unvanquished (1938), The Wild Palms (1939), The Hamlet (1940), and Go Down, Moses (1942)—and continued to publish stories regularly in magazines, he was unable to support himself solely by writing fiction. he worked as a screenwriter for MGM, Twentieth Century-Fox, and Warner Brothers, forming a close relationship with director Howard Hawks, with whom he worked on To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, and Land of the Pharaohs, among other films. In 1944 all but one of Faulkner's novels were out of print, and his personal life was at low ebb due in part to his chronic heavy drinking. During the war he had been discovered by Sartre and Camus and others in the French literary world. In the postwar period his reputation rebounded, as Malcolm Cowley's anthology The Portable Faulkner brought him fresh attention in America, and the immense esteem in which he was held in Europe consolidated his worldwide stature.

Faulkner wrote seventeen books set in the mythical Yoknapatawpha County, home of the Compson family in The Sound and the Fury. “No land in all fiction lives more vividly in its physical presence than this county of Faulkner’s imagination,” Robert Penn Warren wrote in an essay on Cowley’s anthology. “The descendants of the old families, the descendants of bushwhackers and carpetbaggers, the swamp rats, the Negro cooks and farm hands, the bootleggers and gangsters, tenant farmers, college boys, county-seat lawyers, country storekeepers, peddlers—all are here in their fullness of life and their complicated interrelations.” In 1950, Faulkner traveled to Sweden to accept the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature. In later books—Intruder in the Dust (1948), Requiem for a Nun (1951), A Fable (1954), The Town (1957), The Mansion (1959), and The Reivers (1962)—he continued to explore what he had called “the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself,” but did so in the context of Yoknapatawpha’s increasing connection with the modern world. He died of a heart attack on July 6, 1962.


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KNIGHT'S GAMBIT

Faulkner, William

Random, 1949. A NEAR FINE FIRST IN DJ. Signed on the title page in pencil. Trade editions are notoriously scarce.. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book.

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Knight’s Gambit.

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1949. First edition of this short story collection by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Review copy with the slip laid in, fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by E.McKnight Kauffer. A very nice example. Gavin Stevens, the wise and forbearing student of crime and of the folk ways of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, plays the major role in these six stories of violence. In each, Stevens'sharp insights and ingenious detection uncover the underlying motives.

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

Random House, 1949. Red cloth binding, black/gilt titles and decoration, black topstain. As per point of issue, no edition statement on CP. Near fine copy with one wrinkle-tear to one page at mid-foreedge. DJ in Mylar also near fine with some scratches, foldwear. Price of $2.75 intact. 246 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.

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Knight's Gambit

William Faulkner

2008-08-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $542.01


Knight's Gambit

William Faulkner

Random House Inc (T), 1949-06-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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KNIGHT’S GAMBIT

Faulkner William

New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. 8vo, publisher’s original red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and upper cover, in the original pictorial dustjacket. (6), 246 pp. An essentially fine copy, bright and clean and in very good order, the edges of the jacket with some evidence of shelving, some overall mellowing. FIRST EDITION of Faulkner’s collection of detective stories. The book collects six of Faulkner’s stories about attorney Gavin Stevens; who takes part in the detection and prevention of crime in the Yoknapatawpha county community, and in handling the human passions released by violence in the community.

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KNIGHT'S GAMBIT

William Faulkner

New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition.. Hardcover. very good Plus/Very Good. Copyright date 1949, first edition, first printing. Bound in red cloth, with gilt lettering and ornamental designs stamped (on black fields) on spine and front cover. Book is in very good plus condition. Top edge of text block is tinted black. Intact illustrated dust jacket, with price of $2.75 in upper right corner of front flap, displays very light shelfwear, with light soiling to the back panel. Jacket design is by E. McKnight Kauffer. Jacket is preserved in mylar cover. This work contains a collection of six interconnected detective stories, with title story appearing here for the first time. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

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Knight's Gambit

William Faulkner

Random House, 1949. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine Copy In Like Jacket $2.75 )n Flap. Beautiful Fresh Copy Scarce Excellent Copy..

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Knight's Gambit.

FAULKNER, William.

New York:: Random House,, [1949].. First edition.. publisher's red cloth in dust jacket.. A fine copy in an unchipped jacket with tiny areas of rubbing to extremiites.. 8vo,.

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

Random House , 1949. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. DJ in archival cover chip tiny tear edge ware. Price of $2.75 on the flap. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1949 with no additional printings listed. No usual statement of edition on the copyright page.

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Knight’s Gambit

FAULKNER, WILLIAM

New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. A fine copy in a very lightly worn dust jacket.

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KNIGHT'S GAMBIT

FAULKNER, William

FAULKNER, William. KNIGHT'S GAMBIT [A Novel]. New York:: Random House,, 1949. First edition . Very slight tanning on front and rear pastedowns, else a fine, bright copy in very good dust jacket; pictorial jacket is lightly rubbed on spine and extremities, three small edge tears (small early tape mends on verso), else very good, quite bright and crisp. . [Petersen A25b]. Octavo, cloth, pp. [viii], 246.

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House. Fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket. 1949. 1st. hardcover. 8vo, 246 pp., Very light rubbing at spine extremities and corners of dust jacket and one short 1/8" closed tear along top edge; rear panel slightly age-toned .

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Knight's Gambit

William Faulkner

Random House, New York, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. WILLIAM FAULKNER. Knight's Gambit, New York: Random House, 1949. Octavo, first edition with no additional printings mentioned on copyright page, pp. [ii], 246, red cloth boards with black labels and gilt decoration to spine and front, top edge tinted gray-blue. A crime novel. Condition of this book: Jacket shows some minor cracking and chipping at fore corners and spine ends, light soiling to rear panel. A couple small dusty stains mar the front board. Small spot of discoloration to top stain. Overall very good to near fine. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; United States; 1940s; Fiction. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53821. .

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

first edition. NY, Random House, 1949, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Jacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer, the title story appears here for the first time, Petersen A25b which notes that this is one of the Faulkner titles that does not state first printing on the verso of the title page, its six detective stories revolve around the character Gavin Stevens, the other stories are Smoke, Monk, Hand Upon the Waters, Tomorrow, and An Error in Chemistry, selected by Ellery Queen as a Queen's Quorum title. Fine in a very good plus jacket.

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KNIGHT'S GAMBIT

FAULKNER, William

NEW YORK, RANDOM HOUSE, 1949, 1949. DUST JACKET (UNCLIPPED; SMALL CHIPS TO SPINE ENDS) FIRST EDITION VERY GOOD. F. Hardcover.

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1949. Ffep of book has narrow damp stain on foreedge. Faint white discoloration on binding from jacket adhering. Jacket dampstained on lower edge and in flap folds. Jacket also foxed and browned on spine and chipped on edges. Also some faint handwriting on lower panel.. First Edition. Cloth. Fair/Poor. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

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Knight's Gambit

William Faulkner

New York: Random House, 1949. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Cloth. First edition. Stain on front end paper where book plate lost its grip. Top outside corners bumped.

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

Random House Inc. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1949. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0394432088 . Rear DJ scratched and soiled- edgewear on DJ- some discoloration on endpapers .

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Knight's Gambit

William Faulkner

1978-04-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

London: Chatto and Windus, 1951. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Much less common and far more attractive than its American equivalent. Nice copy in pictorial DJ (price-clipped) with a few small nicks and tears and light chipping at the head.

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Knight's Gambit.

Faulkner, William.

New York: Random House, (1949). Hardcover First edition 8" x 5.25". 346pp. Black and black cloth with gilt lettering, in dust wrapper. Top edge stained gray. Light offsetting on the front endpapers, else fine condition. The jacket is bright but has a small bit of edge and corner wear. With the $2.75 price intact.

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

London: Chatto & Windus, 1951. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Much less common than the U.S. edition, with typically attractive British edition jacket art. Nice copy in pictorial wrapper, which is unusually bright; spine not faded, only very minor edgewear.

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Knight's Gambit; Six Stories by William Faulkner

Faulkner, William

London: Chatto & Windus, 1951. 1st. Hardcover. near fine/very good. Bound in the publisher's original blue cloth with the spine stamped in gilt. Blue topstain. Dust jacket is worn and chipped at extremities, particularly at the head and heel an top edge. Previous owners name and date in ink on front pastedown.

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

N .Y.: Random House, 1949. First . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Jacket- Kauffer. book cover shos minimal wear-Jacket has edge defects with chipping- front cover well preserved- price clipped

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Cloth; dust jacket; 8vo; pp. 246. Nice clean copy in lightly edgeworn E. McKnight Kauffer designed dustjacket.

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KNIGHT'S GAMBIT

Faulkner, William

Random, 1949. A NEAR FINE FIRST IN DJ. . First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book.

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Knight's Gambit - Six Stories.

FAULKNER, William.

Chatto & Windus, London., 1951. First U.K. edition. Octavo. 218 pages. Queen's Quorum.Fine in very near fine dustwrapper designed by Lynton Lamb.

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1949 First printing of the first edition. Light age-toning to end-papers, age-toning to 2 interior pages, and a light bump to front, bottom corner, else book in fine condition; dust jacket with moderate chipping & creasing and a few short, closed tears, age-toning to back cover and flaps, else fine.

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Knight's Gambit (Vintage International)

William Faulkner

2012-04-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Knight’s Gambit

FAULKNER, WILLIAM

New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. Pencil owner’s inscription on the front free endpaper; very good in a price-clipped dust jacket.

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

Random House , 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. New York: Random House, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. 246 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. Spine has minor bumping to ends and lean. Slight soil and a couple tiny damp stains to edges of leaves. Jacket toned with light soil, scuffing, and edge wear. Jacket spine has a handful of small damp stains and a small open tear.

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

Random House, 1949. Slightly smaller book, red cloth, gilt design at front left and on spine, 240 lightly browned pages. DJ dark brown background to front and spine, illustration in muted colors on front, list of Faulkner books on back, back browned. DJ price-clipped, wear and tear to all edges and tips, tiny stain at top back left. Fair DJ/Near Very Good book.. Cloth. Very Good/Fair.

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Knight's Gambit

William Faulkner

2007-05-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Knight's Gambit

William Faulkner

DW. Not price clipped. Very good dw with a tiny tear to the front top dw flap edge. Very clean and tight.

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Knight's Gambit

William Faulkner

Random House, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good+. No printing statement on copyright page. The volume has light to moderate edgewear and is bumped at the spiine ends. The unclipped dust jacket is edge rubbed with chips (largest is 1/2" at the top front joint), short closed tears (longest is 1/4") and associated creasing. The jacket is now protected in mylar.

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Good+. Cloth; dust jacket; 8vo; pp. 246. Spine tips lightly rubbed; a few tiny scuff marks along edges of boards; waterspot on topstain, creeping just a bit into the top margin, but not infringing upon the text itself; ownership signature on FFEP. Dust jacket wrinkled and chipped along the edges; rubbed and faintly waterstain on rear panel; not price-clipped, in mylar. A tight, clean copy -- presents nicely.

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Knight's Gambit

FAULKNER, William

NY:: Random House,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1949. Hardcover. A collection of six stories. Third printing. Very good in a very good (minor edge wear, a bit faded along the spine) dust jacket.; 246 pages .

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

Random House Inc. Hardcover. 0394432088 New Condition. . New.

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Knight's Gambit

FAULKNER, William

New York: Vintage Books, 1978. Softcover. Near Fine. The Vintage Books edition. Mass market paperback. Pages age-toned, near fine. Containing six stories: "Smoke", "Monk", "Hand Upon the Waters", "Tomorrow", "An Error in Chemistry", and "Knight's Gambit."

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KNIGHT'S GAMBIT

FAULKNER WILLIAM

London: Chatto & Windus, 1951. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. First UK Edition. Publisher’s blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and blue top-edge. Slight discolouration at the spine tips (matching chips in the D/W) otherwise a VG+ copy in a VG price-clipped D/W rubbed to the extremities and with chipping at the head and tail of the spine marginally affecting the lettering

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KNIGHT'S GAMBIT

Faulkner, William

GB: Chatto & Windus, 1951. Clean tight book has owners name on front endpaper. Minor edge spotting, Entire DW has minor wear and dustiness to extremities. 1st Edition. VG+/nrVG DW. Illus. by Lynton Lamb (DW).

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Knight's Gambit

William Faulkner

Demco Media, 1978-12-01. Turtleback. Good.

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1949. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good None. 246 pages. Red cloth, gilt. Top edge tinted green. Spine slightly faded/cocked. No first edition statement as called for. No dust jacket. Record # 804311

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Knight's Gambit

William Faulkner

Vintage, 1978-09-12. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

Random House. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1966. 5th Printing. Hardcover. Dust jacket has light edgewear, age-toning to back panel, now protected by fresh mylar sleeve. Top page ends of book are spotted, no other defects. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. . Six integrated short stories that can stand alone as well. A solid copy of the 5th printing. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. B4 .

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Knight's Gambit

FAULKNER, William

New York: Random House, 1949. Cloth. Good +/Good. 246 p. 21 cm. Burgundy cloth hardcover with black and gold print. In mylar-covered dustjacket. Spine lean, light wear to edges and spine ends. Jacket has chipped spine head, dampstained rear and flaps, edge wear.

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Knight's Gambit

William Faulkner

2008-08-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Knight's Gambit

William Faulkner

1978-04-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Knight's Gambit

Faulkner, William

Signet. PAPERBACK. 0451013158 New Condition. . New.

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