Cecilia Farmer

Character Key Number: 
839
Display Name: 
Cecilia Farmer
Sort Name: 
Farmer, Cecilia
Ever Present in Yoknapatawpha?: 
Yes
Biography: 

Faulkner tells the story about the jailer's daughter and the Confederate soldiers retreating through Jefferson in three different novels, changing the details each time. In The Unvanquished the girl is named Celia Cook; in Intruder in the Dust she is unnamed; in Requiem for a Nun her name is Cecilia Farmer. The story is apparently based on a real event in the history of Oxford, Faulkner's home town.