Christian's Drugstore in The Mansion (Location)

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Christian's Drugstore
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Office/store
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Context (text, as interpreted)
Other Texts Location Appears In: 
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1250
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796
Description: 

A drugstore on Jefferson's Courthouse Square appears in many Yoknapatawpha fictions; The Mansion is one of the texts that explicitly identifies the store as "Uncle Willy Christian's" (60). It has the same "red and green liquid-filled jars in the windows" (36) as does the drugstore in As I Lay Dying (which is not identified with Willy), and a "drug cabinet" (60), but the narrative emphasis is on its role as an ice cream parlor with tables and "soda fountains," where "young men and girls . . . eat and drink gaudy sweet concoctions" (36). In The TownGavin Stevens spent a lot of his time "tutoring" Linda Snopes at one of the store's tables.

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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