Oxford, Mississippi in The Town (Location)

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Oxford, Mississippi
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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2347
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312
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Oxford, Mississippi - where Faulkner himself lived most of his life - appears in The Town in two different ways. Both Gavin Stevens and Linda Snopes attends the University of Mississippi there, Gavin as a law student and Linda as an undergraduate. And while she is in Oxford, Linda consults an Oxford attorney named Stone, who was Faulkner's close friend for most of his life. Other texts describe Oxford as 40 miles from Jefferson. In The Town Faulkner increases the distance to "fifty miles" (303).

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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