Gavin Stevens

Display Name: 
Gavin Stevens
Sort Name: 
Stevens, Gavin
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Stevens
Occupation: 
Professional
Specific Job: 
Lawyer
Biography: 

Gavin Stevens is one of Faulkner's favorite characters, and he is elsewhere described as a Harvard graduate with a Ph.D. from Heidelberg who chooses to stay close to home, serving as the County and District Attorney for Yoknapatawpha in several of Faulkner's texts. In this story, he is "only county, not District, attorney" (115), and as in the other stories in Knight's Gambit, he acts as both amateur detective and crusader, helping the Sheriff solve the mysteries of Ellie Flint's death and Joel Flint's identity.

Property Status: 
owns house
Social Status: 
has influential social contacts (family, business, political)
Individual or Group: 
Individual
Character changes class in this text: 
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