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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. 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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  2. 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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