Boarding House in Go Down, Moses in Go Down, Moses (Location)

Display Label: 
Boarding House
Type: 
House
Authority : 
Speculation
Other Texts Location Appears In: 
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1213
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763
Description: 

Before his marriage, Ike McCaslin lives "in one small cramped fireless rented room in a Jefferson boarding-house where petit juries were domiciled during court terms and itinerant horse- and mule-traders stayed" (285; later in the novel Ike lives in private house). Gavin Stevens also lives in a boarding house where he has his "noon meal" (356) on work days; we are assuming it is the same house. It is elsewhere described as a "back-street stock-traders' boarding-house" (334). Presumably it is close to the Courthouse Square in Jefferson, since it houses juries regularly. Boarding houses in town that appear in Faulkner's other works are Mrs. Beard's Hotel or Mrs. Rouncewell's boarding house, but the text gives no indication that this is one of those.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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