Coldfield's Store in Absalom, Absalom! (Location)

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Coldfield's Store
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Office/store
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1261
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805
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After moving to Jefferson with a single wagon-load of merchandise, Goodhue Coldfield opens what the novel calls "a little cross-roads store" in Jefferson (32). In Faulkner's fiction "cross-roads stores" are typically found in the country, but Coldfield's store is definitely in the town itself, next to the Holston House (32). So by "cross-roads store" the novel seems to mean stocked with the kind of merchandise that country people would buy, from farm equipment to fabric for homemade clothes - and not with material out of which to make a trousseau appropriate for Judith Sutpen, the daughter of the county's richest planter (61).

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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