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The Virginia Years 1956–1962

Joel Williamson

in William Faulkner and Southern History

Published in print February 1996 | ISBN: 9780195101294
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854233 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101294.003.0010
The Virginia Years 1956–1962

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This chapter presents Faulkner's life during his stay within the University of Virginia. He found his life in Charlottesville very pleasant. He was recognized as one of the most talented writers on campus and off campus. He was regarded as a genius and his attitude was highly accepted. His major interest off campus was horseback riding. However, there was an institution that he did not like—the site of the university's School of Medicine. This chapter also describes the life of the Franklins. It was also during this period that Estelle offered Faulkner a divorce as she was tired of being perceived as the poor deceived wife in the background. After this incident, the couple had been moving back and forth between Oxford and Charlottesville for two years. They bought a house at 917 Rugby Road in Charlottesville. In November 1959, Faulkner's The Mansion was published.

Keywords: University of Virginia; Franklin; Estelle; Charlottesvile; The Mansion

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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