Lycurgus Briggins

Character Key Number: 
Display Name: 
Lycurgus Briggins
Sort Name: 
Briggins, Lycurgus
Ever Present in Yoknapatawpha?: 

In The Reivers Lycurgus is "a pleasant-looking Negro youth of about nineteen" (162), and the grandson of Uncle Parsham Hood. Hood's daughter Mary is his mother; the narrative never mentions the man named Briggins who is his father. A very polite young man, he even refers to Ned as "Mr. McCaslin," confusing Lucius, who obviously assumes he must be speaking about a white man (222).

Linked Characters