Judging from the continued traffic, more people than I expected are interested in books by William Faulkner. I hope my post helps them find what they’re looking for.
Since the iBookstore recently opened in Switzerland, I am now able to see how many of Faulkner’s eBooks are actually available to iBookstore customers here.
Of the 26 eBooks listed at Random House, just over half (14) are available in the iBookstore. Absent are almost all of his most acclaimed novels, such as Absalom, Absalom, A Light In August, or As I Lay Dying. One exception is The Sound And The Fury, which is included in The Faulkner Reader.
It’s not clear why so many of the titles are missing; here’s a complete list of the missing ones (in no particular order) as far as I can make out.
As I Lay Dying
A Light In August
The Sound And The Fury (included in The Faulkner Reader)
Intruder In The Dust
The Wild Palms
Requiem For A Nun
The Mansion (included in Snopes)
If you’re in Switzerland and you’d like to read one of these, you might try requesting it at apple.com.
I’d be interested in knowing if these titles are also missing from the US iBookstore, or if they’re just not available here. Leave a comment below if you know the answer.