Major de Spain

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Display Name: 
Major de Spain
Sort Name: 
De Spain, Major
AKA: 
Manfred de Spain
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Biography: 

Major de Spain is a wealthy landowner in Jefferson and the owner of a fishing and hunting camp near the Tallahatchie River in northern Yoknapatawpha County. Perhaps because he owns the camp, or perhaps because of his higher class status, De Spain is considered the leader of the group who gather for roughly two weeks in the fall of each year to hunt bear, deer, and other game. Like several other characters in this story, Major de Spain appears in a number of Faulkner novels and short stories. The story's first narrator notes that he has a wife and married daughters, and the narrative itself reveals him to be impatient and domineering. In Faulkner's revised version of the story in Big Woods, the character is described as a banker and the son of "old Major de Spain"; his title of major, according to the later revision, is in memory of his father, who had served in the Civil War with that rank.

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Individual
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