Absalom, Absalom!, 84 (Event)

Page Number: 
84
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
and it came to him: Christmas, and Henry and Bon
Page Event Ends: 
84
Era: 
Antebellum (1831-1860)
Narrative Status: 
Told
Date: 
Monday, December 24, 1860
Summary: 

On Christmas Eve, while Bon is visiting Sutpen's Hundred and the plantation is getting ready for Christmas, something happens between Henry and Sutpen. In the quarters the slaves "spread the news" that Henry has renounced his "home and birthright" (84). [SOURCE: Father, Sutpen Slaves]

Chronological Order: 
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Indeterminate Date Range: 
Keywords: 
Mystery, Christmas, Rumor, Renunciation, Relationship:Father-Son

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