The Hamlet

The Hamlet

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by William Faulkner
     
 

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This darkly comic masterpiece is the first novel of the trilogy about the Snopes family, the grasping clan that comes to dominate the mythical county of Yoknapatawpha, Mississippi after the fall of the Confederacy. See more details below

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This darkly comic masterpiece is the first novel of the trilogy about the Snopes family, the grasping clan that comes to dominate the mythical county of Yoknapatawpha, Mississippi after the fall of the Confederacy.

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Wilson
"Faulkner… belongs to the full-dressed post-Flaubert group of Conrad, Joyce, and Proust." --Edmund Wilson
Ellison
"For all his concern with the South, Faulkner was actually seeking out the nature of man. Thus we must return to him for that continuity of moral purpose which made for the greatness of our classics." --Ralph Ellison

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ISBN-13:
9780394427591
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/12/1940

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Robert Penn Warren
For all the range of effect, philosophical weight, originality of style, variety of characterization, humor, and tragic intensity [Faulkner's works] are without equal in our time and country.

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