Mother of Sutpen's First Wife

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Mother of Sutpen's First Wife
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Unnamed Mother of Sutpen's First Wife
Race: 
MixedBlackWhite
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Origin: 
Spain
Biography: 

Sutpen tells General Compson that his first father-in-law's wife "had been a Spaniard" (203); much later in the novel he tells his son Henry that in fact, as he discovered after marrying, she "was part negro" (283). This woman never appears in the novel, apparently having died before Sutpen gets involved with her husband and daughter.

Ethnicity: 
Creole
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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