The Hamlet by William Faulkner

The Hamlet, the first novel of Faulkner's Snopes trilogy, is both an ironic take on classical tragedy and a mordant commentary on the grand pretensions of the antebellum South and the depths of its decay in the aftermath of war and Reconstruction. It tells of the advent and the rise of the Snopes family in Frenchman's Bend, a small town built on the ruins of a once-stately plantation. Flem Snopes -- wily, energetic, a man of shady origins -- quickly comes to dominate the town and its people with his cunning and guile. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The Hamlet Hardcover 6279661 $12.99
Snopes: The Hamlet, The Town, The Mansion (Modern Library) Kindle Edition 98986 $9.99 2011
Snopes: A Trilogy (Modern Library) Hardcover 113600 $15.10 $8.54 1994
The Hamlet (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 157821 $9.99 2011
The Hamlet Hardcover 6308060 $48.12
The Hamlet, Vol. 2: Typescript Setting Copy and Miscellaneous Typescript Pages (William Faulkner Manuscripts, No. 15) Hardcover 989207 $79.90 1987
The Hamlet Paperback 246347 $11.41 $0.35 1991
The Hamlet Audible Audio Edition 71112 $19.95 2010
THE HAMLET Paperback 925285 $0.01
The Hamlet Hardcover 2359738 $158.77 $3.62
Hamlet Paperback 5242735 $12.25 $0.36
The Hamlet-Vintage Book V-139 Paperback 1368374 $1.25 1959
The Hamlet Hardcover 1087394 $36.01
El villorio (The Hamlet) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 6282063 $23.56 $50.98 2010
The Hamlet Hardcover 2703668 $66.57 $4.92
The Hamlet [1940 Early Random House printing - RED cloth covers] Hardcover 892169 $19.95
The Hamlet Hardcover 1430303 $3.07
The Hamlet: A Novel Of The Snopes Family Mass Market Paperback 1911792 $5.00
The Hamlet Audio CD 4870784 $54.40
The Hamlet Paperback 2614275 $19.99 $0.10 1956
The Hamlet, Vol. 1: Miscellaneous Typescripts and Manuscripts (William Faulkner Manuscripts, No. 15) Hardcover 18534365 $14.98 1987