Old Frenchman Place in "Lizards in Jamshyd’s Courtyard" (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Old Frenchman Place
Type: 
Mansion
Authority : 
Faulkner map
Other Texts Location Appears In: 
X: 
1913
Y: 
1505
Description: 

This "huge house," designed by "an imported English architect" before the Civil War, has been abandoned "for almost sixty years" at the time of the story (136, 135). During that time the small farmers who live nearby have been tearing it apart for firewood, so that now it appears as a "gaunt and austere skeleton," with a "broken roof and topless chimneys" (136). Along with the rest of the property, it is owned by Will Varner when the story begins - and by Suratt, Tull and Armstid when it ends. Like the anonymous "old Frenchman" who built it when it was perhaps the first and certainly one of the largest slave plantations in Yoknapatawpha, they bought it hoping to get rich.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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