The Hamlet by William Faulkner [1958 PAPERBACK] • Vintage

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The Hamlet by William Faulkner [THE SNOPES TRILOGY #1]


Vintage mass market printing in excellent condition.  Some very minor wear to cover / edges and some toning.  Otherwise, this is a like new and still unread copy. 

The Hamlet, the first novel of Faulkner's Snopes trilogy, is both an ironic take on classical tragedy and a mordant commentary on the grand pretensions of the antebellum South and the depths of its decay in the aftermath of war and Reconstruction. It tells of the advent and the rise of the Snopes family in Frenchman's Bend, a small town built on the ruins of a once-stately plantation. Flem Snopes -- wily, energetic, a man of shady origins -- quickly comes to dominate the town and its people with his cunning and guile.