Absalom, Absalom!: Chapter 3

Setting: still the Compson front porch. The chapter begins with Quentin's voice, speaking 16 words; Quentin speaks again -- 2 words -- on p. 48. Otherwise, although not in quotation marks this time, the chapter is still narrated by Mr. Compson.

BEFORE
1833
Sutpen has a son, "the one before Clytie and Henry and Judith"
48
BEFORE
1838
Supten's illegitimate, mulatta daughter Clytie (Clytemnestra) born a slave
48
1845
Rosa Coldfield born; her mother dies in childbirth
46
1859
Goodhue Coldfield stops yearly visits to Sutpen's Hundred
Henry begins attending University of Mississippi
52
1859
CHRISTMAS
Henry brings Charles Bon home at Christmas vacation
[Bon and Judith become engaged?]
55
1860
Henry and Bon stop at Rosa's "the day after New Year's" but she isn't home
Rosa begins "secretly making garments for Judith's trousseau"
56, 60
1860
SUMMER
Sutpen goes to New Orleans
Bon accompanies Henry home for "a week or so" [Bon and Judith become engaged?]
55, 62
1860-
1861
"Lincoln's election and the fall of [Fort] Sumpter"
61
1860
CHRISTMAS
Henry again brings Charles Bon home at Christmas vacation
on Christmas Eve Sutpen forbids the marriage between Bon and Judith
Henry "formally abjures his father and renounces his birthright," rides away with Bon
55, 62
1861
Goodhue Coldfield nails himself into attic to protest
South's secession and Civil War; Rosa begins writing poetry about Confederate heroes
Rosa continues to sew "garments for Judith's wedding" while Mississippi secedes
Sutpen rides to War as second-in-command of Sartoris' regiment
Henry and Bon "privates" in the company organized at the University
53, 63, 65, 69
1862
Ellen dies; Supten's slaves "desert to follow the Yankee troops away"
66
1864
Goodhue Coldfied dies
46, 65
1866
Sutpen returns from fighting in Virginia
48

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