California in Absalom, Absalom! (Location)

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California
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Text (when unambiguous)
X: 
2054
Y: 
894
Description: 

California is briefly mentioned twice in the novel, first speculatively, as one of the places Henry Sutpen might have fled after killing Bon (147), then hypothetically, as one of the three places where the lawyer pretends to be looking for Henry's father (244). Historically, at these times, California was a new U.S. state, having been admitted to the union in 1850, almost as soon as gold was discovered there.

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

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