The Complete Stories (O'Connor)

The Complete Stories

First edition cover
Author Flannery O'Connor
Country United States
Language English
Genre Southern Gothic
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date
November 8, 1971
Media type Print
Pages 556
ISBN 0-374-12752-2
OCLC 239478
LC Class PZ4.O183 Co PS3565.C57

The Complete Stories is a collection of short stories by Flannery O'Connor. It was published in 1971 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It comprises all the stories in A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Everything That Rises Must Converge plus several previously unavailable stories.

Complete Stories won the 1972 U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.[1] Internet visitors named it the "Best of the National Book Awards"[2] as part of the Fiction Award's 60th anniversary celebration in 2009, voting on a ballot of the best six award winners selected by writers associated with the Foundation.[3]



  1. "National Book Awards – 1972". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
    (With essays by Alice Elliott Dark and others (five) from the Awards 60-year anniversary blog.)
  2. Alice Elliott Dark, et al. "1972". 60 Years of Honoring Great American Books (book-a-day blog) July 28, 2009 . National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-01-25.
  3. "A Celebration of the 60th National Book Awards" (2009 online poll). National Book Foundation: Awards: Best of the NBAs Fiction. Retrieved before 2012-01-25.
Preceded by
Mr. Sammler's Planet
Saul Bellow
National Book Award for Fiction
Succeeded by
John Barth
Succeeded by
John Edward Williams
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