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O'CONNOR, Flannery.

Rare books by Flannery O’Connor, including first editions and signed first editions of works such as The Violent Bear it Away.

Flannery O’Connor (1925–1964) was an American author and critic associated with the Southern Gothic movement. As a devout Roman Catholic living in the Protestant South, much of O’Connor’s work grappled with issues of religion and morality, and she invested her work with an irony, violence, and dark humour often described as grotesque.

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  1. Wise Blood.
    First edition, first printing. This copy was presented by the author to the Shoenberg Library of the National Jewish Hospital in Colorado, with the library's stamp to the first blank, and is accompanied by a typed letter signed from O'Connor to Phillip Houtz, director of the hospital, dated 28 June 1952, informing him that... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 109740

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  2. 83667
    First editions, first printings. O'Connor only published two novels, Wise Blood and The Violent bear It Away. Together with her short story collection A Good Man Is Hard to Find, these three books represent all that was published in her lifetime. Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 83667

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  3. 109887
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 109887

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  4. 126732
    First edition, first printing, of the author's first book. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 126732

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  5. .
    First edition, first printing. Advance review copy with the publisher's slip tipped in on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 107569

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  6. The Artificial Nigger and Other Tales.
    First UK edition, first impression, of the author's collection of short stories, which was originally published in the US in 1955, under the title A Good Man is Hard to Find. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 106917

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  7. 1
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title "For Louis Dollarhide in appreciation - Flannery O'Connor, Millidgeville, April 8, 1960". Inserted is O'Connor's calling card on which she has written "I took the liberty of correcting the typographical error on page 242, FOC". On... Learn More
    £5,500

    Stock Code: 62636

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  8. The Violent Bear it Away.
    First edition, first printing, scarce in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 106481

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  9. The Violent Bear it Away.
    First UK edition, first impression, scarcer than the first US edition, which preceded the UK edition by a few months. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 106907

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  10. A Memoir of Mary Ann.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by O'Connor on the first page of her introduction and inscribed on the front free endpaper by Monsignor Dodwell, who baptised Mary Ann and was involved in her care, "May Mary Ann bless and smile on the Coles who were so good to her, Monsignor Dodwell". Also inscribed by a third hand,... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 83250

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  11. A Memoir of Mary Ann.
    First edition, first printing. Flannery O'Connor was contacted by the nuns of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home in Atlanta after the death of their remarkable patient Mary Ann Long, who had been diagnosed with a terminal cancer on her face as a toddler, but lived to the age of twelve under their care. The nuns wanted to tell... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 106563

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  12. Everything That Rises Must Converge.
    First edition, first printing of this posthumously published collection of nine short stories. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 96984

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  13. Everything That Rises Must Converge.
    First edition, first printing of this posthumously published collection of nine short stories. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 96985

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