'Mosquitoes' Is Published

Mosquitoes is a comic novel by the American author William Faulkner, published in 1927. It is the author's second novel. The story tells of the misadventures of passengers on a cruise ship, summarized hour by hour and day by day.

Mosquitoes, published by Boni & Liveright in 1927, is set in New Orleans and peopled with artists and dilettantes who, like Faulkner, were drawn to the city during that decade. The Virginia manuscript is roughly a third the length of the finished book, differing from it structurally and containing four passages expunged by the publisher for their eroticism. In his introduction to the current edition, Thomas L. McHaney comprehensively describes what is known about Faulkner during the period he conceived and composed the novel.