Places Summaries

Places: The Absentee

  • Last updated on December 10, 2021

First published: 1812 Type of work: Novel Type of plot: Social realism Time of work: Early nineteenth century Asterisk denotes entries on real places. Places Discussed *London *London. Absentee, TheCapital of Great Britain and leading city of the British Isles, in which the Anglo-Irish absentee landlord Lord Clonbrony and his ruthless, social-climbing wife maintain an […]

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Places: Absalom and Achitophel

  • Last updated on December 10, 2021

First published: 1681 Type of work: Poetry Type of plot: Satire Time of work: Biblical antiquity Asterisk denotes entries on real places. Places Discussed *Jerusalem *Jerusalem. Absalom and AchitophelCapital city of the ancient Israelites (also called Sion), beginning with King David’s reign. Within the poem itself, Jerusalem is never described; its presence is merely assumed […]

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Places: Absalom, Absalom!

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First published: 1936 Type of work: Novel Type of plot: Psychological realism Time of work: 1807-1910 Asterisk denotes entries on real places. Places Discussed Yoknapatawpha County Yoknapatawpha Absalom, Absalom!County (YOK-nuh-puh-TAW-fuh). Fictional county in northwestern Mississippi that Faulkner called his “little postage stamp of native soil.” By the time Faulkner wrote Absalom, Absalom! he had used […]

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Places: Places: Abraham and Isaac

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First produced: Fifteenth century Type of work: Drama Type of plot: Mystery play Time of work: Biblical antiquity Places Discussed Abraham’s home Abraham’s Abraham and Isaachome. This miracle play does not specify where Abraham lives, apart from his early statement that he understands his home to be a gift from God. According to biblical accounts, […]

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