The Snopes Trilogy: Comprising The Hamlet, The Town and The Mansion

Random House 1940


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Three First Printings (so stated), a superb set of Faulkner's masterful trilogy. 8vo: [8],421,[1]; [8],371,[1]; [12],436pp. The Hamlet: Publisher's black V-cloth, spine and upper cover ruled in red and lettered in gold, top edge stained red, full-color pictorial title page tipped-in; with rare first-issue partial pictorial dust jacket front and spine with the rear part missing), priced $2.50. The Town: Publisher's first issue claret-colored V-cloth (line 8 repeated on line 10, p. 327), spine and upper cover lettered in gold and ruled in blue-grey, top edge stained blue-grey, grey threaded end papers; first issue pictorial dust jacket (with 5/57 publisher's code on front flap), priced $3.95. Near fine, square and tight, gilt lettering sharp and bright; about Fine jacket. The Mansion: Publisher's blue V-cloth, upper cover and spine ruled in grey and lettered in gold, top edge stained yellow, blue end papers; first-issue pictorial dust jacket, price $4.75, with publisher's code '10/59' on front flap and author's photograph by Ralph R. Thompson on back panel. Fine, in equally Fine jacket. Petersen A22.1d, A47.1b, and A52.2b. Man Working 56, 141, 347. Burgess 99, p. 73. The Snopes novels had their origin in the 1920s, in stories swapped back and forth between Faulkner and Phil Stone, an Oxford, Mississippi, attorney, about the rise of poor whites in social, political, and economic competition with the old Southern aristocracy. The series traces the rise of the Snopeses in Frenchman's Bend and Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. Malcolm Cowley, in his New Republic review of The Hamlet, judged it to be 'a new sort of novel for William Faulkner, less somber, more easygoing and discursive. Except for a few short stories, it makes better reading than anything else he has written since Sanctuary.' (The Literary Encyclopedia)
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