Title: THE COMPLETE STORIES
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, US
Publication Date: 1971
Book Condition: Very Good +
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good plus
Edition: First Edition.
First Edition. First Printing. Pages are clean with no markings from previous owners. Binding is tight. Spine has slight lean. Boards are clean but worn along edges, spine ends and corners. Top corners are bumped. Text block is lightly soiled. Dust jacket has some slight edgewear, covers are browned around edges and along spine, light soiling , scuffing and rubbing. Dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. PICTURES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 19370
Synopsis: Winner of the National Book Award
The publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one stories here in all, including twelve that do not appear in the only two story collections O'Connor put together in her short lifetime-- Everything That Rises Must Converge and A Good Man Is Hard to Find.
O'Connor published her first story, "The Geranium," in 1946, while she was working on her master's degree at the University of Iowa. Arranged chronologically, this collection shows that her last story, "Judgement Day"--sent to her publisher shortly before her death?is a brilliantly rewritten and transfigured version of "The Geranium." Taken together, these stories reveal a lively, penetrating talent that has given us some of the most powerful and disturbing fiction of the twentieth century. Also included is an introduction by O'Connor's longtime editor and friend, Robert Giroux.
About the Author:
Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1925. When she died at the age of thirty-nine, America lost one of its most gifted writers at the height of her powers.
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