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William Faulkner

# Title Year Score
1Mark as read.Absalom, Absalom!193621.89
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 797 (7.60 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1110 (5.86 points) | American Literature: 110 (4.76 points) | American Literary History: 18 (3.67 points)
2Mark as read.The Sound and the Fury192921.57
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 842 (7.72 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1320 (6.17 points) | American Literature: 124 (4.95 points) | American Literary History: 9 (2.72 points)
3Mark as read.Light in August193218.12
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 336 (5.85 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 788 (5.30 points) | American Literature: 87 (4.40 points) | American Literary History: 8 (2.58 points)
4Mark as read.As I Lay Dying193016.93
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 303 (5.66 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 699 (5.12 points) | American Literature: 71 (4.10 points) | American Literary History: 5 (2.05 points)
5Mark as read.Go Down, Moses194216.87
Genre: Novel, Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 240 (5.26 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 639 (4.98 points) | American Literature: 62 (3.91 points) | American Literary History: 9 (2.72 points)
6Mark as read.Requiem for a Nun195114.79
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 365 (6.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 308 (3.98 points) | American Literature: 32 (3.07 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
7Mark as read.The Hamlet194013.69
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 129 (4.30 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 517 (4.67 points) | American Literature: 45 (3.48 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
8Mark as read.A Fable195513.48
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | National Book Award Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 34 (2.69 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 404 (4.33 points) | American Literature: 52 (3.67 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
9Mark as read.Intruder in the Dust194813.01
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 195 (4.92 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 310 (3.99 points) | American Literature: 15 (2.27 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
10Mark as read.The Mansion195911.93
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 56 (3.23 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 308 (3.98 points) | American Literature: 22 (2.65 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
11Mark as read.The Unvanquished193811.15
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 82 (3.69 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 264 (3.80 points) | American Literature: 27 (2.87 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
12Mark as read.The Town195711.11*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 14 (1.89 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 938 (4.46 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 47 (2.66 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 11 (2.10 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -52.59%
13Mark as read.The Wild Palms193910.95
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 43 (2.93 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 271 (3.83 points) | American Literature: 29 (2.95 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
14Mark as read.The Reivers196210.55
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 75 (3.58 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 191 (3.42 points) | American Literature: 20 (2.55 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
15Mark as read.Sartoris19299.36
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 541 (4.74 points) | American Literature: 59 (3.84 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
16Mark as read.Soldier's Pay19268.94
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 31 (2.60 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 224 (3.60 points) | American Literature: 24 (2.74 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
17Mark as read.Pylon19357.96
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 14 (1.89 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 199 (3.47 points) | American Literature: 21 (2.60 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
18Mark as read.Mosquitos19276.26
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 31 (2.60 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 9 (1.09 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 5 (2.05 points)
19Mark as read.Collected Stories of William Faulkner19505.77
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

National Book Award Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 73 (2.48 points) | American Literature: 6 (1.50 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
# Score
1Mark as read.Absalom, Absalom! (1936)
William Faulkner
21.89
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 797 (7.60 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1110 (5.86 points) | American Literature: 110 (4.76 points) | American Literary History: 18 (3.67 points)
2Mark as read.The Sound and the Fury (1929)
William Faulkner
21.57
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 842 (7.72 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1320 (6.17 points) | American Literature: 124 (4.95 points) | American Literary History: 9 (2.72 points)
3Mark as read.Light in August (1932)
William Faulkner
18.12
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 336 (5.85 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 788 (5.30 points) | American Literature: 87 (4.40 points) | American Literary History: 8 (2.58 points)
4Mark as read.As I Lay Dying (1930)
William Faulkner
16.93
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 303 (5.66 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 699 (5.12 points) | American Literature: 71 (4.10 points) | American Literary History: 5 (2.05 points)
5Mark as read.Go Down, Moses (1942)
William Faulkner
16.87
Genre: Novel, Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 240 (5.26 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 639 (4.98 points) | American Literature: 62 (3.91 points) | American Literary History: 9 (2.72 points)
6Mark as read.Requiem for a Nun (1951)
William Faulkner
14.79
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 365 (6.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 308 (3.98 points) | American Literature: 32 (3.07 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
7Mark as read.The Hamlet (1940)
William Faulkner
13.69
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 129 (4.30 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 517 (4.67 points) | American Literature: 45 (3.48 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
8Mark as read.A Fable (1955)
William Faulkner
13.48
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | National Book Award Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 34 (2.69 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 404 (4.33 points) | American Literature: 52 (3.67 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
9Mark as read.Intruder in the Dust (1948)
William Faulkner
13.01
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 195 (4.92 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 310 (3.99 points) | American Literature: 15 (2.27 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
10Mark as read.The Mansion (1959)
William Faulkner
11.93
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 56 (3.23 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 308 (3.98 points) | American Literature: 22 (2.65 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
11Mark as read.The Unvanquished (1938)
William Faulkner
11.15
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 82 (3.69 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 264 (3.80 points) | American Literature: 27 (2.87 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
12Mark as read.The Town (1957)
William Faulkner
11.11*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 14 (1.89 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 938 (4.46 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 47 (2.66 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 11 (2.10 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -52.59%
13Mark as read.The Wild Palms (1939)
William Faulkner
10.95
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 43 (2.93 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 271 (3.83 points) | American Literature: 29 (2.95 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
14Mark as read.The Reivers (1962)
William Faulkner
10.55
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 75 (3.58 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 191 (3.42 points) | American Literature: 20 (2.55 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
15Mark as read.Sartoris (1929)
William Faulkner
9.36
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 541 (4.74 points) | American Literature: 59 (3.84 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
16Mark as read.Soldier's Pay (1926)
William Faulkner
8.94
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 31 (2.60 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 224 (3.60 points) | American Literature: 24 (2.74 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
17Mark as read.Pylon (1935)
William Faulkner
7.96
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 14 (1.89 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 199 (3.47 points) | American Literature: 21 (2.60 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
18Mark as read.Mosquitos (1927)
William Faulkner
6.26
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 31 (2.60 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 9 (1.09 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 5 (2.05 points)
19Mark as read.Collected Stories of William Faulkner (1950)
William Faulkner
5.77
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

National Book Award Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 73 (2.48 points) | American Literature: 6 (1.50 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)

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