Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor [FIRST EDITION / FOURTH PRINTING]

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Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor 


An extremely readable, albeit flawed, copy of the rare TRUE First Edition of this classic collection.

DUST JACKET is in tact and unclipped with some edge-wear & torn edges, most of which have been sealed.   Tanning & visible water stains along top edge of DJ, as well as underside.  Water stain also visible on top margin of front panel, beside price.  

BOOK itself reads nicely with flaws:  Cover is in relatively good shape.  Cloth spine is clean with sharp, unfaded lettering,  Boards of cover have tanning / discoloration along edges and some wear to outer edges. 

INSIDE COVER, cracking to paper lining on spine;  ADDITIONALLY:  A light blue water stain on top margin of flyleaf.  Also visible (to a far lesser degree) on next two pages [including title page.]   Otherwise, PAGES  are clean and unmarked with just a hint of subtle tanning.  

EXTERIOR PAGE EDGES have discoloration along top edge & a mild water stain on outside edges of rear pages.  *Neither visible on actual pages & does not effect reading.  

This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been written by no one else.  

The stories include: Everything That Rises Must Converge, The Comforts of Home, A View of the Woods, Parker's Back, The Enduring Chill, Greenleaf, The Lame Shall Enter First, Revelation, and Judgment Day.