A Rose for Emily
by William Faulkner
A Rose for Emily Quotes
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[…] the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old man-servant – a combined gardener and cook – had seen in at least ten years. (1.1)
Memory and the Past Quotes
Alive, Miss Emily had been a tradition, a duty, and a care; a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town […]. (1.3)
Visions of America Quotes
[…] only Miss Emily's house was left, lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps – an eyesore among eyesores. (1.2)
Versions of Reality Quotes
Only a man of Colonel Sartoris' generation and thought could have invented it, and only a woman could have believed it. (1.3)
Compassion and Forgiveness Quotes
Colonel Sartoris invented an involved tale to the effect that Miss Emily's father had loaned money to the town, which the town, as a matter of business, preferred this way of repaying. (1.3)
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