A Chronology



VERSH
1890-1895: Quentin, Candace, Jason & Maury Compson born to Carolyn (Bascomb) and Jason Compson

1898: their grandmother, Damuddy, dies

1900: Maury renamed Benjamin by his mother


T.P.
1905-1909: Quentin and Caddy come of age sexually

1909: [1] sale of last of Compson land ("Benjy's pasture"); [2] Caddy loses her virginity to Dalton Ames; [3] Quentin goes north to start college at Harvard

1910: [April] pregnant, Caddy marries Herbert Head at the Compson house, then leaves; [June 2] Quentin commits suicide by jumping into the Charles River

1910-11: Caddy gives birth to a daughter (not her husband's) and names her Quentin; Mr. Compson brings the baby home

1910-12: Benjy (about 16 years old) goes out unlocked gate and grabs Burgess girl on her way home from school; his family has him castrated

1912: Mr. Compson dies, of alcoholism and life

LUSTER
1928: Quentin (17 years old, probably pregnant) runs away from home late on the Saturday before Easter, taking with her about $3000 that Jason had been saving and hoarding in his closet since 1912



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