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The Unvanquished

William Faulkner

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At the beginning of the novel, what city do the characters believe has just fallen to the Union army?

Where do Bayard and Ringo hide after shooting a Yankee horse?

Which slave gloats to Bayard at the Confederate defeats, then runs off and leads Yankee soldiers to the plantation?

What does Granny do whenever she is forced to tell a lie?

What family treasure does Granny insist that the slaves unbury and bring to her room the night before her journey to Memphis?

How did Uncle Buck and Uncle Buddy decide which one of them would go to war?

What does Colonel Sartoris do to his accidental Yankee captives?

How does Colonel Sartoris evade the Yankees when they come looking for him at the plantation?

Where does the Sartoris family live after the house is burned?

What happens to the young slave woman who is deserted by the others while journeying to the river?

What is the name of the Yankee colonel who writes an order granting Granny dozens of slaves and mules?

Who is responsible for scouting out the positions of the Union troops so Granny can conduct her scam?

How do Granny and the boys escape from the furious Union soldiers after being caught in their fraud?

Where does Granny distribute money and mules to the local poor people?

Where is Grumby's hideout?

Where do Uncle Buck and the boys begin their search for Grumby?

Why does Uncle Buck leave Bayard and Ringo after they have captured Ab Snopes?

What do Bayard and Ringo nail to Granny's grave marker?

Who was Gavin Breckbridge?

What does Drusilla wear to the election showdown in Jefferson?

What kind of business did Colonel Sartoris and Ben Redmond enter together?

Who warns Bayard not to kill Redmond for the sake of others' respect?

What does Redmond do after shooting at Bayard?

What does Drusilla leave on Bayard's pillow at the end of the novel?

What is the real-life town upon which Jefferson is modeled?

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bad

by iluvmabritches, September 02, 2012

this is the worst book i have ever come across, why would someone write something so stupid that the average man could not understand

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youre wrong

by leimuu, December 17, 2013

this is the easiest faulker book to read. the rest are so unbelievably complex that this was a relief to read and understand. and the plot is more about characteristics of what a man really is and what a female should be in this era. great novel.

Bad summaries

by wolfea28, February 06, 2014

A ton of vital info is left out of these summaries, especially in the Raid chapter.

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