First Edition of William Faulkner's The Mansion
Item Number: 5978
New York: Random House, 1959.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a closed tear to the spine.
The Mansion completes Faulkner’s great trilogy of the Snopes family in the mythical county of Yoknapatawpha, Mississippi, which also includes The Hamlet and The Town. Beginning with the murder of Jack Houston, and ending with the murder of Flem Snopes, it traces the downfall of this indomitable post-bellum family, who managed to seize control of the town of Jefferson within a generation.