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A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories, by Flannery O'Connor

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories, by Flannery O'Connor

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(Paperback, 288 pages, first published in 1955)

An essential collection of classic stories that established Flannery O’Connor’s reputation as an American master of fiction―now with a new introduction by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Groff In 1955, with the title story and others in this critical edition, Flannery O’Connor firmly laid claim to her place as one of the most original and provocative writers of her generation.

Steeped in a Southern Gothic tradition that would become synonymous with her name, these stories show O’Connor’s unique view of life―infused with religious symbolism, haunted by apocalyptic possibility, sustained by the tragic comedy of human behavior, confronted by the necessity of salvation. These classic stories―including “The Life You Save May Be Your Own,” “Good Country People,” and “The Displaced Person,” among others, are sure to inspire future generations of fans and remind existing readers why she remains a master of the short story.

Cautions: Stories include grotesque and violent scenes and imagery but to a spiritual end. Storyglory recommends reading Flannery O'Connor alongside her biography by Jonathan Rogers.

Recommended Age: 15+

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