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"A Rose for Emily" is a short story by the American author William Faulkner first published on April 30, 1930. This story takes place in Faulkner's fictional city, Jefferson, in his fictional county of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. It was Faulkner's first short story published in a national magazine. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... This article is in need of attention. ... William Cuthbert Faulkner (born William Falkner), (September 25, 1897–July 6, 1962) was an American author. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yoknapatawpha County is a fictional county created by American author William Faulkner as a setting for many of his novels. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

Plot summary

"A Rose for Emily" recounts the story of an eccentric spinster, Emily Grierson. An unnamed narrator details the strange circumstances of Emily’s life and her odd relationships with her father and her lover, the Yankee road worker Homer Barron. She is seen buying arsenic, which the townspeople believe she will use to commit suicide. After this, Homer Barron is not heard from again, and is assumed to have returned north. Though she does not commit sucide, the townspeople of Jefferson continue to gossip about her and her eccentricities, citing her family's history. She is heard from less and less, and rarely ever leaves her home. Unbeknownst to the townspeople until her death, hidden in her upstairs bed room is Homer's corpse. This explains the horrid stench that emitted from Miss Emily's house 40 years previously. By finding a single gray hair in the bed, the townspeople discover that Emily had been sleeping with the corpse. For the Major League Baseball team, see New York Yankees. ... General Name, Symbol, Number arsenic, As, 33 Chemical series metalloids Group, Period, Block 15, 4, p Appearance metallic gray Standard atomic weight 74. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ...

The story was adapted for film in 1987 by Chubby Cinema Company, and has since been released as a 27-minute video. The cast includes Anjelica Huston, John Houseman, John Randolph, John Carradine and Jared Martin. Anjelica Huston (born July 8, 1951) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress and former fashion model. ... John Houseman (September 22, 1902 – October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born actor and film producer. ... John Randolph (June 1, 1915[1] - February 24, 2004) was a prolific Tony Award-winning American film, television and stage actor. ... John Carradine (February 5, 1906 – November 27, 1988) was a Daytime Emmy Award-winning American actor, perhaps best known for his roles in horror films and Westerns. ... Jared Martin is an American actor, best known for his role as Dusty Farlow in the television series Dallas. ...


  • Morton, Clay, 2005. "'A Rose for Emily': Oral Plot, Typographic Story," Storytelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative 5.1.

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