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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall


In this 1929 short story by Katherine Anne Porter, Ellen Weatherall is dying. She spends her last few hours with members of her family, while contemplating her life and worrying about death.


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  •  PS3531.O752

Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Brinkmeyer, Robert H. Katherine Anne Porter’s Artistic Development. 1993.

                       Call Number: PS3531.O752 Z53 1993

  •  Hardy, John Edward. Katherine Anne Porter.  1987.

                      Call Number:  PS3531.O752 Z66

  •  Hendrick, Willene. Katherine Anne Porter. 1988.

                      Call Number: PS3531.O752 Z683 1988

  • Unrue, Darlene (ed). Critical Essays on Katherine Anne Porter. 1997.

                        Call Number: PS3531.O752  Z54 1997

  • Unrue, Darlene. Truth and Vision in Katherine Anne Porter’s Fiction. 1985.

                      Call Number: PS3531.O752 Z83 1985


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  •  Porter, Katherine


Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771 .C59 

o   Vol. 7, pg. 315

o   Vol. 101, pg. 209, 212, 224, 244, 248, 253

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition)Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o   Vol. 4, pg. 2121-2123

  • Short Story Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5 

o   Vol. 4, pg. 327-8, 340, 348, 356-8

o   Vol. 43, pg. 177, 179, 235-6, 238, 249, 253-6, 292, 318-9, 325

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330 .S386 

o   Vol. 1, pg. 108-121


Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega


This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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