By William Faulkner
The Hamlet, the 1st novel of Faulkner's Snopes trilogy, is either an ironic tackle classical tragedy and a mordant statement at the grand pretensions of the antebellum South and the depths of its decay within the aftermath of conflict and Reconstruction. It tells of the arrival and the increase of the Snopes relations in Frenchman's Bend, a small city outfitted at the ruins of a once-stately plantation. Flem Snopes -- wily, full of life, a guy of shady origins -- speedy involves dominate the city and its individuals with his crafty and guile.
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