William Faulkner, Snopes: A Trilogy

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Snopes: A Trilogy

was published by Faulkner’s publisher, Random House, in 1964, and consisted of his three Snopes novels,

The Hamlet


The Town

(1957), and

The Mansion

(1959). Although the writing and publication of the novels took place over an extended period of time, it was always Faulkner’s desire to have the three novels published as a unified whole, despite numerous inconsistencies in detail, plot, and characterization. Prior to the publication of

The Mansion

, working with his editors at Random House, he made a considerable effort to minimize those inconsistencies, and then in 1961, two years after

The Mansion

appeared, he met again with them to reconcile as much as possible the discrepancies that remained (Blotner, 697), but he died a year later, before his wish to have…

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Citation: Meats, Stephen E.. "Snopes: A Trilogy". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 April 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=41221, accessed 15 June 2024.]

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