Benbow House in Flags in the Dust (Location)

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Benbow House
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House
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Faulkner map
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1390
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775
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The ancestral home where Horace and Narcissa live is one of the oldest houses in one of the town's oldest and most aristocratic neighborhoods. It was built in the 1840s by an English architect in what the narrator calls "the funereal light tudor which the young Victoria had sanctioned" (163). It is set well back from the street, with extensive, well-landscaped front grounds. To Horace Benbow, seeing it for the first time after experiencing the Great War in France, the house expresses "the meaning of peace" (163).

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