McCaslin-Edmonds Place in The Hamlet (Location)

Text: 
Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Ike McCaslin's Farm
Type: 
Farm
Authority : 
Faulkner map
X: 
1782
Y: 
355
Description: 

The location referred to in this novel as Ike "McCaslin's farm" (390) raises several unanswerable questions. The large McCaslin plantation in northeastern Yoknapatawpha appears in a number of the fictions, but it is never referred to as a "farm." And as readers of Go Down, Moses know, where possession of the property is a major theme, Ike never owns it; by the time of The Hamlet it belongs to Roth Edmunds. "Ike McCaslin" also appears in a number of the texts, but as a hunter, a carpenter and a hardware store owner - never as a "farmer." We have decided to locate the "farm," and the "old cottonhouse on Ike McCaslin's place" where Ab Snopes winters after leaving de Spain's (10), on the site of the McCaslin-Edmonds' plantation, but need to acknowledge the uncertainties involved.

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

digyok:node/location/10142