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The Hamlet
The Hamlet
Author: William Faulkner
ISBN-13: 9780394701394
ISBN-10: 0394701399
Publication Date: 3/12/1956
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Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Faulkner's twelfth novel, tells of Flem Snopes' beginnings in Yoknapatawpha County: how he establishes himself on the land, consumes a small village and invades the town of Jefferson.
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The the Snopes family - shrewd, grasping, energetic, inexorable - is one of William Falkner's most notable fiction creations, a symbol of one element of the post-bellum South and, indeed, of modern America. "The Hamlet", his twelfth novel, tells of Flem Snopes' beginnings in Yoknapatawpha County: how he establishes himself on the land, consumes a small village and invades the town of Jefferson.

"The Hamlet" is Falkner at his best. It is subtle and yet direct, brilliantly evocative of a decaying South after the Civil War. In this book he is unsurpassable."
- - The New York Times