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- William Faulkner (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
- William Faulkner (Critical Survey of Mystery & Detective Fiction, Revised Edition)
- William Faulkner (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- William Faulkner (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- William Faulkner (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- William Faulkner (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: William Faulkner
- First Published: 1942
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Psychological realism
- Setting: Mississippi
- Characters: Isaac McCaslin (Uncle Ike), Carothers McCaslin Edmonds (Cass), Theophilus McCaslin (Uncle Buck), Lucas Beauchamp, Carothers Edmonds (Roth), Sam Fathers
- Genres: Long fiction, Psychological fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Race, South or Southerners, Twentieth century, Nineteenth century, Slavery or slaves, Rural or country life, Incest, Rape, Cruelty, Hunting or hunters, Bears
- Locales: United States, North America, Yoknapatawpha County (fictive)
In “Was,” set in the pre-Civil War South, Uncle Buck and Cass set off after Turl, who regularly flees the McCaslin plantation to court Tennie at the neighboring Beauchamp plantation. Uncle Buck wants to catch Turl before he reaches the Beauchamp plantation because Sophonsiba, who lives there, is husband hunting. Uncle Buck fails to do so but bets Hubert Beauchamp that he will be off the plantation before nightfall. Uncle Buck fails at this resolution, too, and at night mistakenly lies down in bed with Sophonsiba. Caught, Buck plays a card game with Hubert to get...
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