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The Town: A Novel of the Snopes Family

 
 
 
 
The Town: A Novel of the Snopes Family
Author: William Faulkner
ISBN 13: 9780394701844
ISBN 10: 394701844
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 1961-02-12
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 371
List Price: $11.95
 
 

This is the second volume of Faulkner's trilogy about the Snopes family, his symbol for the grasping, destructive element in the post-bellum South.

Like its predecessor The Hamlet and its successor The Mansion, The Town is completely self-contained, but it gains resonance from being read with the other two. The story of Flem Snopes' ruthless struggle to take over the town of Jefferson, Mississippi, the book is rich in typically Faulknerian episodes of humor and of profundity.