Released in 1930, author William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying appeared to be an impossibly ambitious undertaking; the novel has 15 different narrators over 59 chapters. William Faulkner claimed he wrote As I Lay Dying in six weeks. William Faulkner said that, with As I Lay Dying, he deliberately set out to write a classic. William Faulkner used the same fictional setting in several of his books—including As I Lay Dying. The power plant William Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying in was torn down.