William Clark Falkner


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(1825–89), great-grandfather of William Faulkner and prototype of Colonel Sartoris, was a Mississippi army officer, lawyer, and railroad builder, and author of The White Rose of Memphis (1880), a popular melodramatic novel; The Little Brick Church (1882), a reply to Uncle Tom's Cabin; and Rapid Ramblings in Europe (1884).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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