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The following editions of The Hamlet are available for purchase online:

The Hamlet (Vintage Paperback Edition) The Hamlet: The Corrected Text

Vintage International


ISBN: 0679736530

Published 1994

The Snopes Trilogy (Modern Library) Snopes: The Hamlet, The Town, The Mansion

Modern Library


ISBN: 0679600922

Published 1991

Novels, 1936-1940 Novels, 1936-1940: Absalom, Absalom!, The Unvanquished, If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem, The Hamlet

Library of America


ISBN: 0940450550

Published 1990

Published February 15, 1938, by Random House.

Set in Frenchman’s Bend (the hamlet of the title), the novel sets into motion the grand sweep of the “Snopes” trilogy. It begins the story of Flem Snopes’ rise to power and prominence in Frenchman's Bend with the help of a powerful local landowner, Will Varner, whose daughter, Eula, Flem marries when she is impregnated by another man.

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