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The Violent Bear It Away by  Flannery O'CONNOR - First Edition, First Printing - 1960 - from Bagatelle Books, IOBA (SKU: 3816)

The Violent Bear It Away

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The Violent Bear It Away

by O'CONNOR, Flannery

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  • hardcover
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New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1960. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Octavo. 5.5 x 8.25 in. 242 pp. Near fine in original red marbled boards and grey cloth binding, with a near fine illustrated dust jacket that has faint tanning on the spine and gentle shelf wear. A previous seller crossed through the $3.75 price on the dust jacket and wrote "$1.69" underneath. The binding is firm and the text is clean and free of foxing, though the exterior edges have faint spotting. This edition simply states "Copyright (c) 1955, 1960 by Flannery O'Connor," indicating true first edition status.


The Violent Bear It Away is a novel published in 1960 by American author Flannery O'Connor. It is the second and final novel that she published. The first chapter of the novel was published as the story "You Can't Be Any Poorer Than Dead," in the journal New World Writing, volume 8 in October 1955. It is the story of Francis Tarwater, a fourteen-year-old boy who is trying to escape his destiny: the life of a prophet.


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The Violent Bear It Away
O'CONNOR, Flannery
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First Edition, First Printing
Farrar, Straus and Cudahy
Place of Publication
New York
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shelf wear
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First Edition
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