A Rose For Emily

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A Rose For Emily
A Rose For Emily
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A ROSE FOR EMILY
A ROSE FOR EMILY
A ROSE FOR EMILY A Rose for Emily takes place after the Civil War and into the 1900’s in the town of Jefferson, Mississippi—a town very similar to the one in which William Faulkner spent most of his life. It is a story of the conflict between the old and the new South, the past and the present—with Emily and the things around her steadfastly representing the dying old traditions and the present expressed mostly through the words of the narrator but also through Homer Barron and the new board of
A Rose for Emily
A Rose for Emily
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William Faulkner was born into a wealthy family in 1897 and lived almo
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William Faulkner
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A Rose for Emily
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A Rose for Emily
A Rose for Emily
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Miss Emily
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A Rose For Emily
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A Rose For Emily
A Rose For Emily
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