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- William Faulkner (Identities & Issues in Literature)
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At a glance:
- Author: William Faulkner
- First Published: 1931
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Psychological fiction, Melodrama
- Subjects: Crime or criminals, Murder or homicide, South or Southerners, 1920's, Trials, Alcoholism or alcoholics, Substance abuse, Violence, Tennessee, Lawyers, Lynching, Corruption, Kidnapping, Gangsters, Organized crime
- Locales: Memphis, TN, Yoknapatawpha County (fictive)
Caught between a Prohibition gangster and Southern customs, Horace Benbow tries to bring a vicious criminal to justice and save the life of a local moonshiner. At Lee Goodwin’s moonshine farm, Horace stumbles unwittingly into the insidious world of Popeye, an impotent gangster, who holds Temple Drake, a flirtatious but innocent coed, semicaptive. Benbow, unable to deal with his own family, is ill prepared for the barbarous rape of Temple which follows the murder of the feebleminded Tommy.
When Lee Goodwin is falsely accused of the murder, Benbow undertakes his defense. To save...
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