- William Faulkner (Censorship (Ready Reference series))
- 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: 1931
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Melodrama
- Time of Work: 1929
- Genres: Long fiction, Psychological fiction, Melodrama, Novel
- 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: United States, North America, Yoknapatawpha County (fictive), Memphis, Tennessee
Yoknapatawpha County (YOK-nuh-puh-TAW-fuh). Faulkner’s mythical county, which is a setting in several of his works. The Old Frenchman’s Place is an abandoned plantation house deep in the county, which has been taken over by bootleggers. The violent actions that set the plot of the novel in motion—arguments, fights, a rape, and a murder—occur in and around the old house and barn. Faulkner contrasts this violence and the unsavory nature of most of the characters with the beauty of the natural surroundings, to which the...
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