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A Good Man Is Hard To Find

By O'Connor, Flannery




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."

Other collectible or notable editions

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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.

$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. .

$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.

$895.00

A Good Man is Hard to Find

O'Connor, Flannery

New York: Harcourt Brace. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1955. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A stated first edition copy, black cloth with pink/yellow letters to spine. First state copy and DJ, with tyring for trying on page 125 and wise blood blurbs. Slightly bowed, board edges rubbed. A tight, unmarked sharp-cornered copy. Bookstore sticker to rear pastedown. The price-clipped jacket in mylar has light edgewear and small crease to top of front panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 251 pages .

$799.99


A Good Man is Hard to Find

O'Connor, Flannery

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing 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.) 251 p. Black cloth with pink and yellow lettering on spine.Near Fine in Good dust jacket. Light wear at bottom edge, small name penned on fep, else fine. Jacket missing a piece of its back panel, spine panel sunned and rubbed. Chipping along top edge. The first appearance of an excellent collection of stories from the celebrated Southern writer.

$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..

$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.

$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.

$427.50

A Good Man Is Hard to Find [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 1955] O'CONNOR, Flannery

Very good decor. cloth hardcover, in good ripped chipped dustjacket, unclipped. First ed. Brief edgewear else unmarked by reader or ex-library marks. typo for first ed. present. 2nd state dustjacket. Nicely bound.Very Good

$376.36

A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND

O'Connor, flannery

Franklin Library, 1981-01-01. Hardcover. Like New. Hardcover. 215 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm. Full leather, with gold tooled embossing and gold edges. Minor loss to gilt at page ends. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily.

$339.50

A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Flannery O'Connor

New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1955. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. 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.

$200.00


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 .

$200.00

A Good Man Is Hard to Find

O'Connor, Flannery

Harcourt, Brace and World. Used - Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

$177.95

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.

$150.00


A Good Man Is Hard to Find: And Other Stories

O'Connor, Flannery

Demco Media. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

$129.58


A Good Man Is Hard to Find: And Other Stories

O'Connor, Flannery

Demco Media. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

$125.61

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

$100.00


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!

$85.73


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!

$81.76

A Good Man Is Hard to Find

O'Connor, Flannery

New York: Harcourt, Brace, & World, 1955. Early printing with "tyring" still on page 125, was this ever corrected in this edition? Near fine in original boards and second state ($3.95) of the dust jacket with light edgewear and sunning.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$65.00