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That Evening Sun


“That Evening Sun,” one of William Faulkner’s best-known short stories, is set in the early twentieth century South. Nine-year old Quentin, eldest of the three Compson children, tells the story of Nancy, an African-American laundress, who fears that her husband will kill her because she is pregnant with a white man’s child.



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  •  Faulkner, William



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  •  PS3511.A86



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  •  Faulkner, William.  Collected Stories of William Faulkner.  1950.

                         Call Number:  PS3511.A86 A15 1950

  • Ferguson, James.  Faulkner’s Short Fiction.  1991.

                         Call Number:  PS3511.A86 Z78323 1991

  •  Hoffman, Frederick J.  William Faulkner.  1966.

                          Call Number:  PS3511.A86 Z79 1966

  • Peek, Charles A. (ed).  A Companion to Faulkner Studies.  2004.

                         Call Number:  PS3511.A86 Z758 2004

  • Skei, Hans H. Reading Faulkner’s Best Short Stories.  1999.

                         Call Number:  PS3511.A86 Z9689 1999



Reference Materials


  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Call Number:  REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 3, pg. 156

o   Vol. 8, pg. 213-4

o   Vol. 18, pg. 147

o   Vol. 68, pg. 128


  • A Reader’s Guide to the Short Stories of William Faulkner.Call Number: REF PS3511.A86 Z8586 1994

o   Pg. 267-314

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o   Vol. 12, pg. 273-295

  • Short Story Criticism Call Number:  REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 1, pg. 147, 162, 181, 183

o   Vol. 92, pg. 56-163

o   Vol. 97, pg. 27-37, 97-105

  •  Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Call Number:  REF PN771 .G27

o   Vol. 141, pg. 174



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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale



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