Gate at Sutpen's in Absalom, Absalom! (Location)

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Gate and Drive
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Event
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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784
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246
Description: 

The gate at the entrance to Sutpen's mansion was "half a mile" up a "tree-arched" drive from the house (292). In 1865 it becomes the scene of a crime that the novel's various storytellers keep trying to solve. When Quentin Compson goes past it in 1909, all that's left are "two huge rotting gate posts" (291).

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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