Friday, September 16, 2011

List #11 Joseph J. DeSalvo, Jr.

Joseph J. DeSalvo: Faulkner House Books. New Orleans, LA. 70119
The Odyssey and the Iliad Homer
The Aeneid Virgil
Don Quixote Cervantes
Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell
Mansfield Park Jane Austen
Jane Eyre Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights Charlotte Bronte
Middlemarch George Eliot
Nostromo Joseph Conrad
Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
The Red and the Black Stendahl
Pere Goriot Honore Balzac
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
Death of Ivan Ilyich Leo Tolstoy
The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Dead Souls Nikolai Gogol
Short Stories Anton Chekhov
Moby Dick Herman Melville
The Leopard Giuseppe Lampedusa
The Long Ships Frans G. Bengtsson
Radetzky's March Joseph Roth
Zorba the Greek Nikos Kazantzakis
Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
Henderson the Rain King Saul Bellow
Herzog Saul Bellow
Light in August William Faulkner
Absalom Absalom William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
The Moviegoer Walker Percy
Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole
Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway
Short Stories Hemingway
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
Crossing To Safety Wallace Stegner
History Elsa Morante
The Balkan Trilogy Olivia Manning
Rabbit Angstrom John Updike
Life and Fate Vasily Grossman
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
Death Comes For the Archbishop Willa Cather
The Good Soldier Ford Maddox Ford
Sophie's Choice William Styron
Out of Africa Isak Dinesen
All the King's Men Robert Penn Warren
The Optimist's Daughter Eudora Welty

Faulkner House is owned by Mr. DeSalvo who was kind enough to mail me his list written in script so beautiful that I will be scanning it soon for all to see. I am also now convinced that his store, with its address at 624 Pirate's Alley, has the coolest address of any bookstore in the world.


  1. Hans, I have been to his store. Very cool selection and Pirates Alley is pretty close to Preservation Hall. Very cool location.

  2. Love these lists! Keep 'em coming!

    Have you heard about the Guardian Book Swap? So cool! Maybe it will catch on -- here?