Snopes Trilogy: The Hamlet, The Town, and The Mansion
|ISBN:||9781443423106, Related ISBNs: 1443423106, 9781443423106|
|Number of pages:||1355,|
This special epub edition includes all three of William Faulkner’s Snopes novels: The Hamlet, The Town and The Mansion, which follow the lives of the larger-than-life fictional Snopes family of Mississippi. The novels The Hamlet and The Town document the town of Jefferson and its environs as members of the Snopes family, headed by Flem Snopes, manipulate themselves into prominence within the community. In the trilogy’s concluding novel, The Mansion, Flem’s Machiavellian worldview puts him at risk when the consequences of his life finally begin to catch up to him.
Written during and after the Second World War, the Snopes novels explore themes about post-war life and economy, class struggles, and racial tensions in the American South. The Hamlet was loosely adapted into the film The Long, Hot Summer featuring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.
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