First Edition of Flannery O'Connor's first novel Wise Blood

  • Wise Blood.

Wise Blood.

$1,800.00

Item Number: 92791

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952.

First edition of O’Connor’s powerful first novel. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket.

Assembled from disparate stories first published in Mademoiselle, Sewanee Review and Partisan Review, Flannery O'Connor's first novel, Wise Blood, has come to be appreciated as a work of "low comedy and high seriousness". Themes of redemption, racism, sexism, and isolation are prevalent throughout the novel which O'Connor stated was about "freedom, free will, life and death, and the inevitability of belief."

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