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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)
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At a glance:
- Author: William Faulkner
- First Published: 1931
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Melodrama
- Setting: Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee
- Characters: Popeye, Horace Benbow, Temple Drake, Tommy, Lee Goodwin, Ruby Lamar, Reba Rivers, Gowan Stevens
- 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
Horace Benbow, on his way to Jefferson one afternoon, stops to drink from a spring on the Old Frenchman place. When he rises, he sees an undersized man in a black suit watching him; the man’s hand is in a pocket that holds his gun. Satisfied at last that the lawyer is not a revenue officer, Popeye leads Benbow to the gutted ruins of a plantation house. That night the lawyer drinks moonshine and eats with Popeye, several moonshiners, and a blind and deaf old man, the father of Lee Goodwin, one of the moonshiners. They are fed by Ruby, Goodwin’s woman. Later,...
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