A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories - Flannery O'Connor 1955 - Harcourt, New York - First Edition, in Second State Dust Jacket ‘…nine stories about sin, with my compliments…’ – Flannery O’Connor

First edition of Flannery O’Connor’s enigmatic short story collection, in bright second state dust jacket. Told with her quintessential Southern Gothic vision. The figures she paints in the landscape – farmhands, conmen, embittered intellectuals, bigots, Bible salesmen and killers – are all equally vivid; and the bold and complex situations they find themselves in, even more so.
  Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) was the three-time winner of the O. Henry Award and posthumous winner of the National Book Award for Fiction for The Complete Stories. She also wrote the acclaimed novels The Violent Bear It Away and Wise Blood.

References: Power, ‘A Brief Survey of the Short Story, part 43: Flannery O’Connor’
The Guardian 2012. www.flanneryoconnorhome.org.

First edition with ’first edition’ stated on copyright page and 'tyring' on page 125 line 25 (although this is not a first issue point as it was only corrected to 'trying' after several issues). Second issue dust jacket with price $3.50’ (as per first issue) and a review for ‘
A Good Man is Hard to Find’ on rear panel (first issue has a review for ‘Wise Blood’ instead).

Octavo (book size 21x14.5cm), pp. 251 [5]. In publisher’s smooth black cloth, spine lettered in purple and yellow. Dust jacket priced ‘$3.50’ to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Very good, small stain to early pages, in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to corners and minor fading to spine.   Ref: 109755   Price: HK$ 3,000