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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

Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955 A fine first edition in a very good dust jacket signed by Flannery O'Connor on the front free endpaper. Price-clipped. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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$8,500.00

A Good Man Is Hard To Find - Signed

O'Connor, Flannery

Harcourt, Brace and Company. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1955. Later Printing. Hardcover. Later Printing. Shelfwear along the edges, rubbing to the top and bottom of the spine as well as at the corners; dust jacket has a some edgewear, with shallow chipping to the spine and corners, a few closed tears in places, and fading to the spine. Some light dust soiling to the text block, else binding is tight and pages are clean with no marks to the text. Signed by the author on the ffep. Images available on request.; 8.25 X 5.75 X 1.25 inches; 251 pages; Signed by Author .

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$3,298.00

A Good Man is Hard to Find.

O'Connor, Flannery

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1955. 1st. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Bound in publisher's original black textured paper boards with spine stamped in pink and yellow. Book is in very good condition with only minor wear to head and heel of the spine. First issue dust jacket with Wise Blood on the rear panel. The spine of the dust jacket has one minute chip at the head and is sun faded but otherwise in very good condition with the price of $3.50 intact. Minor soiling to the back of the jacket.

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$2,880.00

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A Good Man Is Hard To Find

Flannery O'Connor

New York: Harcourt, 1955. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. First State of the text, with "tyring" for "trying" on page 125.; black textured boards with titles stamped in pink and orange on the spine. The First Issue dust jacket is unclipped, the usual fading to the spine, small chips to the front and rear flap fold and head of spine. Very beautiful copy housed in a custom clamshell box with 1/4" inch maroon leather with mustard linen and maroon felt trays. Author's second book.

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$2,000.00

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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.

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$1,850.00

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A Good man Is Hard To Find.

O'CONNOR, Flannery.

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Comapny,, 1955. And other stories. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in pink and orange. With the dust jacket. Extremities lightly rubbed, faint spotting to edges of text block and endpapers. An excellent copy in a jacket with slightly toned spine panel and tiny closed tear to front panel. First edition, first printing. Advance review copy with the publisher's slip tipped in on the front free endpaper.

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$1,099.22

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A Good Man is Hard to Find

O'Connor, Flannery

Harcourt Brace, 1955 A fine first edition (so stated on copyright page) in a very good dust jacket with the original price present on the front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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$950.00

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.

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$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 .

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$799.99

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A Good Man is Hard to Find

O'Connor, Flannery

Harcourt, Brace, 1954. Stated first edition with error on p. 125 (tyring). Black boards have a bit of fading and edgewear. Interior is clean. First state DJ has some chipping, creasing and soiling to back. Original price is faded but present. Superb collection of short stories.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good-. 8vo.

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$725.00

Good Man Is Hard To Find

O'Connor, Flannery

New York: Harcourt, 1955. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Clean With No Remarks Or Highlights Inside. In Very Good Condition With No Remarks Or Highlights. Hardcover. The Top Edge Of The Book Has Some Dark Foxing. There Is A Set Of Numbers Written In Ink At The Front Of The Dust Jacket. First Edition Stated At The Copyright Page. The Price Of $3.50 Intact At The Front Flap. First State Of The Text, With "Tyring" For "Trying" On Page 125. Wise Blood Reviews At The Rear Of The Dust Jacket.We ship from the USA and Canada

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$599.20

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.

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$427.50

A Good Man is Hard to Find

O'Connor, Flannery

London, UK: Faber and Faber Limited, 1958. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First UK Edition. First Print. First UK edition in fine condition with light rubbing to the tips and crown of the spine otherwise bright and not price clipped(25s net), pages unmarked and most probably unread.The UK first edition is uncommon especially in collectable condition..

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$374.17

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

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$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.

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$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.

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$200.00

A Good Man is Hard to Find

O'Connor, Flannery

Image Books. Mass Market Paperback. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j

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$197.47

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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 .

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$170.00

A Good Man is Hard to Find

Flannery O'Connor

Franklin Library, 1981. Leather. Like New. Like new gift quality! Tightly bound and appears unread. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decorations, and a silk ribbon page marker; all page blocks gilt. (Shelf location: M) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included.

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$167.99

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.

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$150.00