Holston House in The Unvanquished (Location)

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Holston House
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House
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John Sartoris kills the two Burdens to prevent them from organizing Negroes to vote three different times in Faulkner's fiction. The event always takes place in the center of Jefferson, but not always in a hotel, and only once in a hotel owned by a woman named "Mrs. Holston" (207) in The Unvanquished; in Flags in the Dust she is named "Mrs. Winterbottom"). Elsewhere in the Yoknapatawpha fictions Faulkner says that the "Holston house" was the first tavern ever built in Jefferson; in Absalom, Absalom! Thomas Sutpen stays there when he first arrives in town.

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