The Unvanquished

Set in Mississippi during the Civil War and Reconstruction, these are stories of the Sartoris family, and their old South codes and traditions.

The Unvanquished is a 1938 novel by the American author William Faulkner, set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County. It tells the story of the Sartoris family, who first appeared in the novel Sartoris (or Flags in the Dust). The Unvanquished takes place before that story, and is set during the American Civil War. Principal characters are Bayard Sartoris, John Sartoris (Marse John, Father), Granny, Ringo (Morengo), Ab Snopes, Cousin Drusilla, Aunt Jenny, Louvinia, and the lieutenant (a Yankee soldier). (from Wikipedia)

More Reading

The Unvanquished – by William Faulkner – on Goodreads

The Unvanquished on Wikipedia

The Unvanquished at DIGITAL Yoknapatawpha (includes an interactive map with locations)

Unresolved Tensions: William Faulkner’s The Unvanquished as a Short-Story Cycle – from

About Southern Literature on


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