The Mansion (novel)

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The Mansion
First edition
Author William Faulkner
Country United States
Language English
Series Snopes trilogy
Publisher Random House
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 452
ISBN 0-394-70282-4
OCLC 2572834
Preceded by The Town
Followed by The Reivers

The Mansion is a novel by the American author William Faulkner, published in 1959. It is the last in a trilogy of books about the fictional Snopes family of Mississippi, following The Hamlet and The Town. It charts the downfall of Flem Snopes at the hands of his relative Mink Snopes, in part aided by Flem's deaf Spanish-Civil-War-veteran daughter, Linda Snopes.


The Mansion deals with the South's displaced economic landscape in the first half of the twentieth century, rural populism, and racial and social tensions.

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Preceded by
The Town
Novels set in Yoknapatawpha County Succeeded by
The Reivers