The Snopes Trilogy – notes


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The Snopes Trilogy
by William Faulkner
1940 – 1957
three volumes
Rating 10 / classic American

Setting – Frenchman’s Bend and the city of Jefferson in  Yoknapatawpha County – (based on Lafayette County Mississippi) – early 20th century.  This is the setting for many of Faulkner’s books.

Characters – The Varners are the old post-Civil War rich,  Snopes are the newer white trash.  Ratliff is a Russian salesman.  Stevens are an old Jefferson family.

Inspiration:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/11/books/11faulkner.html?_r=0

http://www.unc.edu/depts/our/students/fellowship_supp/surf/2012/howerton12.pdf

https://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/the-mansion-by-william-faulkner/

Idealism in The Mansion 
by Noel Polk
 http://tinyurl.com/m3pz67t

“The Mansion and Moral Ambiguity”
by Theresa M. Towner
http://tinyurl.com/l5amvyk

 

lafayette

Lafayette County Mississippi

planta

Plantation house – inspiration for The Hamlet

 

 

 

 

http://allreaders.com/book-review-summary/the-hamlet-40083

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/11/books/11faulkner.html?_r=0

http://www.al.com/specialreport/mobileregister/index.ssf?sledge6.html

The Rise of Faulkner’s Snopes Family: Political and Social Concerns:  – 

William Faulkner and the Tangible Past

The Architecture of Yoknapatawpha

 

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