McCaslin-Edmonds Place in The Reivers (Location)

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Display Label: 
Edmonds Place
Type: 
Mansion
Authority : 
Faulkner map
X: 
1782
Y: 
355
Description: 

The place that Lucius first refers to as "Cousin Zachary Edmonds' farm seventeen miles away" (46) has a long history in Yoknapatawpha and in Faulkner's fictions. Originally an antebellum slave plantation founded by Lucius Quintus McCaslin, it is a major setting in Go Down, Moses and also important in Intruder in the Dust. Lucius refers to the place as "McCaslin" (121), though the last McCaslin to own it (Ike) gave it away to his cousin Carothers Edmonds in the 19th century. In 1905 it belongs to "Cousin Zack" Edmonds, and is still large enough to include both a homemade racetrack beside a "paddock" (165) and a "grist mill" on its property (62). It is still owned by a "present Cousin Carothers" Edmonds in 1961 (61).

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Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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