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First editions of A Good Man Is Hard To Find at a glance
First published by:
Hartcourt, Brace and Company
Place published:
New York
Year published:
1955

A Good Man Is Hard To Find

By O'Connor, Flannery


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A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by American author Flannery O'Connor. The Southern Gothic collection was first published in 1955 by Hartcourt, Brace and Company. The short stories explore O'Connor's grotesque view of life which is often realistic and ultimately hopeful. A Good Man is Hard to Find is her second published work and established O'Connor as a major voice in American literature. Short stories in the collection include "The River," "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," and "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" - its namesake.

First edition identification and notes

First editions can be identified by the presence of the words "First Edition" on the copyright page as well as a typographic error on page 125 which reads "tyring" instead of "trying."

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Available copies: A Good Man Is Hard To Find By O'Connor, Flannery


A Good Man Is Hard To Find

O'CONNOR, Flannery

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. First Edition. First State of the text, with "tyring" for "trying" on page 125. Octavo (21cm.); black textured boards with titles stamped in pink and orange on the spine; dustjacket; 251pp. Near Fine, but for a few pinpoint rubs along the edges. The First Issue dustjacket is unclipped, displaying the usual fading to the spine, toning along the rear flap fold, and some light edgewear. The author's second book and first collection of stories, which have become synonymous with the Southern Gothic tradition.

  • Published: 1955
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Lorne Bair Rare Books
$1,850.00

A Good Man Is Hard to Find

O'CONNOR, Flannery

New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company. (1955). First. First edition, first issue. Very slightly cocked, and a little rubbed, near fine in near very good first issue dustwrapper with only modest fading to the red portion of the spine, a couple of small chips, and dampstains on the rear panel. The author's masterpiece, her second book and first of short stories. A breathtaking collection of horror tales that probe the darkest heart of the South through the use of traditional "Southern Gothic" writing mixed with a nightmare vision seemingly derivative of German expressionism. A nice, presentable copy. .

  • Published: (1955)
  • Edition: First
Sold by: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
$1,250.00

A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND

O'CONNOR, FLANNERY

NY: HARCOURT, BRACE & CO., 1955. STATED FIRST EDITION. FIRST STATE BOOK & DJ (TYPO ERROR, PAGE 125, TYRING, WISE BLOOD BLURBS TO REAR PANEL DJ. UNCLIPPED 3.50 (SMALL CHIP TO THE 3), OWNER'S SEAL TO FFEP. FADING TO THE PUB. NAME TO SPINE AREA OF DJ. BOOK TITLE IS UNFADED.. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. VG/VG.

  • Published: 1955
  • Condition: VG
  • Edition: FIRST EDITION
Sold by: Gian Luigi Fine Books Inc.
$895.00

A Good Man is Hard to Find

O'Connor, Flannery

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. 251 p. Black cloth with pink and yellow lettering on spine. First edition, first printing hardcover in first state dust jacket. (Stated "first edition" on copyright page. Error of "tyring" instead of "trying" error on page 125. Dust jacket back panel has reviews of Wise Blood, priced at $3.50.) Very Good+ hardcover in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Wear along bottom edge of cloth and head. Jacket spine panel sunned, some rubbing, chipped at head, price a bit faint but intact. An excellent collection of stories from an American master of the form.

  • Published: 1955-01-01
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Burnside Rare Books
$850.00

A Good Man Is Hard to Find

O'Connor, Flannery

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955 First edition, first printing, with "tyring" to page 125. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in pink and gilt; in the original yellow dust jacket, with modernist designs in white and pink, lettered in white and pink. Near fine, with some light rubbing to spine ends, minor soiling to the otherwise bright boards, bookseller plate to the front free endpaper, bright and fresh pages; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, a few minor nicks to the spine ends, light toning to the spine, some minor rippling and faint soiling to the otherwise fresh panels. Overall, a pleasing copy. A Good Man is Hard to Find is a collection of Flannery O'Connor's short stories, including "A Good Man is Hard to Find," "The River," "The Life You Save May be Your Own," and "Good County People," among others. Known as both a Southern and Christian female writer, Flannery O'Connor is a prime example of a writer from the Southern Gothic literary genre. The stories included in this collection share the common theme of Christian morals, especially in relation to life and death; many of the plots include characters undergoing spiritual changes as a result of violent or upsetting events.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

  • Published: 1955
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Sold by: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
$750.00

A Good Man is Hard to Find

O'Connor, Flannery

Harcourt, Brace Co, 1955. Book. Very Good+. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Light shelfwear to bottom boards. Short tape shadow to top of rear flap of jacket. Slight fading to jacket spine, else light rubbing. Issue point is present on page 125..

  • Published: 1955
  • Condition: Very Good+
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Sold by: Jay W. Nelson, Bookseller
$480.00

A Good Man is Hard to Find

O'Connor, Flannery

Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1955 First edition, first issue. Book has 'tyring' typo on page 125; dustjacket has 'Wise Blood' blurbs on rear. Dustjacket corner clipped (NOT price clipped), has small tears/chips, edge wear, creases, scratches, rubbed corners, rubbed/sunned spine, slightly water stained. Boards have edge wear, rubbed corners/spine. Owner's name/date in pencil on flyleaf (Lola Kinel, an author). Inside boards show slight dampstaining. Minor dirt on edge. No writing in text.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

  • Published: 1955
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Defunct Books
$450.00

A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND

O'CONNOR, Flannery

Harcourt, 1955.. 251 pages. Early printing. Hardcover. Very Good- in a Very Good dustjacket. Light edge and corner wear. Former owner's name penned on front endpaper. Spine very lightly cocked at one end. Upper text-edges with a bit of yellowing. Jacket has light edge and corner wear; spine panel lightly faded about middle; some soiling on rear panel - in protective mylar.

Sold by: Horizon Books
$427.50

A Good Man is Hard to Find

O'Connor, Flannery

New York: Harcourt Brace And Co. Good in Good dust jacket. 1955. First Edition. Hardback. Originally priced at $3.50/black HB with purple and gold lettering on spine with illustrated jacket/worn and soiled with chip; 8vo; 251 pages; Tear at top spine and small tears at front and back upper corners/gold book shop sticker at bottom back end page .

  • Published: 1955
  • Condition: Good in Good dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Garfield Books
$390.00

A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND

O'Connor, flannery

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Bound in premium full leather. Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. A Limited Edition printed for subscribers only. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

  • Published: 1981
  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Sold by: Rare Book Cellar
$375.00

A Good Man Is Hard to Find" (Women Writers : Text and Contexts)

Flannery O'Connor

Rutgers University Press. Used - Acceptable. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

Sold by: Better World Books
$341.75

A Good Man Is Hard to Find" (Women Writers : Text and Contexts)

Flannery O'Connor

Rutgers University Press. Used - Acceptable. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

Sold by: Better World Books
$337.78

A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Flannery O'Connor

New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1955. Very early (but not 1st) printing of this, Flannery O'Connor's 2nd published book. Includes the original $3.50 dustjacket price and "tyring" for "trying" on pg. 125, line 25. But also includes "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" reviews on the rear panel and lacks the "1st printing" statement on the copyright page. A solid copy though. Clean and VG+ in a bright, price-intact, VG dstjacket, with a small chip at the front panel's top-edge, light, customary fading along the spine and light soiling at the panels. Octavo, 251 pgs. . Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good.

  • Published: 1955
  • Condition: Collectible; Very Good
Sold by: Appledore Books, ABAA
$200.00

A Good Man is Hard to Find

O'Connor, Flannery

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. Early printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Black cloth; dust jacket; 8vo; pp. 251. Boards and spine tips lightly rubbed, otherwise book is fine. Dust jacket sunned along spine; lightly rubbed on rear panel; some very light wrinkling at spine tips and along top edge of rear panel; not price-clipped ($3.50), and presents very nicely in mylar. The text is in first state, with "tyring" for "trying" on page 125. Blurbs on rear panel of dust jacket for "A Good Man is Hard to Find." A bright, clean, early copy.

  • Published: 1955
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: Early printing
Sold by: Sanctuary Books
$150.00

A Good Man is Hard to Find

O'Connor, Flannery

U.K.: Faber & Faber, 1968. Minor edgewear to the dust jacket. Pages are clean, bright and tight.. hardcover. Good/Good. Used.

  • Published: 1968
  • Condition: Good
Sold by: PsychoBabel & Skoob Books
$125.27

A Good Man is Hard to Find

Flannery O'Connor

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968. reprint ed. hardcover. Near Fine/Good. 8vo, black paper covered boards, DJ spine is badly sun-faded, book is clean and tight, $4.50 price on DJ flap, H.5.68 code on copyright page, tyring instead of trying on page 125, short stories, 251 pages

  • Published: 1968
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: reprint ed
Sold by: Stone Soup Books
$100.00

A Good Man Is Hard to Find: And Other Stories (Library Edition)

Flannery O'Connor

Audio CD (Audio Book). New. Brand New, Perfect Condition. May Ship From Overseas, Free Upgrade to Priority Shipping.

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A Good Man Is Hard to Find: And Other Stories (Library Edition)

Flannery O'Connor

Audio CD (Audio Book). Acceptable. Used, Average Condition. May Ship From Overseas, Free Upgrade to Priority Shipping.

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$71.95

A Good Man Is Hard to Find: And Other Stories

Flannery O'Connor

Other. New. Brand New, Perfect Condition. May Ship From Overseas, Free Upgrade to Priority Shipping.

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A Good Man Is Hard to Find: And Other Stories

Flannery O'Connor

Audio CD (Audio Book). New. Brand New, Perfect Condition. May Ship From Overseas, Free Upgrade to Priority Shipping.

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$49.95