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The following editions of The
Town are available for purchase online:
Snopes: The Hamlet, The Town, The Mansion
Novels, 1957-1962: The Town, The Mansion, The Reivers
Library of America
1, 1957, by Random House.
Volume 2 of the “Snopes” trilogy, The
Town continues the exploits of Flem
Snopes where The Hamlet left
off. Flem moves from Frenchmans
Bend to Jefferson, where
he begins an ambitious attempt to take over the town, securing a
job at the power plant and later a position at the bank, and planning
to avenge his wifes infidelity.
Faulkner incorporated two
previously published short stories into the novel. “Centaur
in Brass” (first published in American Mercury
in February 1932) became Chapter 1, and “Mule
in the Yard” (published in Scribners in August
1934) became Chapter 16.
The novel is narrated by three
“Chick” Mallison, and V.
K. Ratliff. The plot covers a period from 1909, when Flem, his
and Eulas daughter (and Flems step-daughter) Linda
arrive in Jefferson, to about a year after Eula kills herself in
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