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A Circle in the Fire



A Circle in the Fire,” a short story by Flannery O’Connor, was published in 1954 and describes the visit of three teenage boys to Mrs. Cope’s farm in Georgia.


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS3565.C57



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Hurley, Jennifer A. Readings on Flannery O’Connor. 2001.

               Call Number: PS3565.C57 Z847 2001

  • O’Connor, Flannery. Complete Stories. 1954.

                 Call Number: PZ4.O183 Co

  •  Paulson, Suzanne. Flannery O’Connor: a Study of the Short Fiction. 1988.

                Call Number: PS3565.C57 Z83 1988

  • Prown, Katherine Hemple. Revising Flannery O’Connor. 2001.

                 Call Number: PS3565.C57 Z837 2001

  • Whitt, Margaret E. Understanding Flannery O’Connor. 1995.

                 Call Number: PS3565.C57 Z94 1995



LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms


  •  O’Connor, Flannery



Reference Materials


  • Contemporary Literary Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN771.C59

o   Vol. 1, pg. 257

o   Vol. 15, pg. 412

o   Vol. 21, pg. 256-7

  • Short Stories for Students –  Call Number: REF PN3330.S386

o   Vol. 19, pg. 19-40

  • Short Story CriticismCall Number: REF PN3321.S5

o   Vol. 1, pg. 343-4, 347, 356

o   Vol. 23, pg. 185, 235

o   Vol. 61, pg. 227-8, 234, 237

o   Vol. 82, pg. 70, 112

  • Twentieth-Century Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771.G27

o   Vol. 132, pg. 247, 257, 284, 300, 302, 305-6, 355, 357



Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.


  •   Literature Resource Center



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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Last Revised on November 21, 2021


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