Absalom, Absalom!, 29 (Event)

Page Number: 
29
Order within Page: 
3
First 8-10 words of event: 
and so created out of Sutpen's very defeat
Page Event Ends: 
31
Era: 
Antebellum (1831-1860)
Characters Mentioned: 
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 1835 to Monday, December 31, 1838
Summary: 

"For three years" Sutpen lives on his plantation, unfinished but with "slave quarters and stables and smokehouses" and with cotton grown from seed provided by General Compson (29). He invites "parties of men" who hunt and drink in a very "masculine" existence (30). [SOURCE: Narrator, Rosa, Grandfather, Town]

Chronological Order: 
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Keywords: 
Hunting, Drinking, Gender, Respectability, Quarters

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