Compson Place in "A Justice" (Location)

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Display Label: 
Compson House
Type: 
Mansion
Authority : 
Faulkner map
X: 
1328
Y: 
900
Description: 

Before the Civil War the Compson place was a one-square mile prosperous slave plantation. By the 20th century, as it is described in The Sound and the Fury, most of the land has been sold and the house itself is falling into decay. It is not described at all in this story, which takes place sometime between those two periods. Quentin simply refers to it as "home," perhaps merely to distinguish it from "the farm" four miles away that also belongs to the Compsons (343).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
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