The Snopes trilogy is a series of three novels written by William Faulkner regarding the Snopes family in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. It consists of The Hamlet, The Town, and The Mansion. It was begun in 1940 and completed in 1959.
- John B. Padgett. "A Faulkner Glossary: S", William Faulkner on the Web, October 9, 2000. Retrieved on May 7, 2008. "SNOPES: One of the most pernicious families in all of Faulkner.... the seemingly endless number of Snopes who parade through Faulkner’s fiction, most especially in the Snopes trilogy (the novels The Hamlet, The Town, and The Mansion)...."
- From Nobel Lectures, Literature 1901-1967, Editor Horst Frenz, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1969. Reprinted at "William Faulkner: Biography", Nobel Foundation, 1949. Retrieved May 7, 2008. "In 1940, Faulkner published the first volume of the Snopes trilogy, The Hamlet, to be followed by two volumes, The Town (1957) and The Mansion (1959), all of them tracing the rise of the insidious Snopes family to positions of power and wealth in the community."
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