A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories

Flannery O'Connor

fiction classics short stories challenging dark fast-paced

264 pages | first published 1949

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The collection that established O'Connor's reputation as one of the american masters of the short story. The volume contains the celebrated title story, a tale of the murderous fugitive The Misfit, as well as "The Displaced Person" and eight other...
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Summary of 2554 reviews

Moods

dark 90%
challenging 48%
reflective 44%
tense 38%
emotional 30%
funny 30%
mysterious 26%
sad 23%
adventurous 1%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 55%
slow 30%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 38% | N/A: 8% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

No: 37% | It's complicated: 27% | Yes: 25% | N/A: 10%

Loveable characters?

No: 73% | It's complicated: 26%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 42% | It's complicated: 28% | Yes: 28%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 6%

Average rating

3.94

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