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Good Country People


The short story “Good Country People,” by Flannery O’Connor, deals with an educated but naïve Southern lady who gets taken advantage of by an itinerant Bible salesman.



Call Numbers for Searching  the Shelves


  • PS3565 .C57
  • PZ4 .O183



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  •  Bloom, Harold (ed.). Flannery O’Connor. 1986.

                  Call Number: PS3565 .C57 Z6678 1986

  •  Feeley, Kathleen. Flannery O’Connor: Voice of the Peacock. 1982.

                  Call Number: PS3565 .C57 Z667 1982

  •  Gordon, Sarah. Flannery O’Connor: The Obedient Imagination. 2000.

                Call Number: PS3565 .C57 Z6796 2000

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

                  Call Number:  PS3565 .C57 Z847 2001

  •  O’Connor, Flannery. Complete Stories. 1981.

                  Call Number: PZ4 .O183 Co 1981



LINNCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Good Country People (Title Keywords)
  • O’Connor, Flannery (Author Keywords)
  • O’Connor, Flannery – Criticism and Interpretation (Subject Keywords)



Reference Materials


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

o   Vol. 15, pg. 408, 412

o   Vol. 21, pg. 255-264, 266, 272

o   Vol. 104, pg. 106, 124, 135, 173

  •  Critical Survey of Short Fiction - Call Number: REF PN3321 .C7 2001

o   Vol. 5, pg. 1798

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

o   Vol. 3, pg. 1586-1588

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

o   Vol. 1, pg. 335-360

o   Vol. 23, pg. 185, 233

o   Vol. 61, pg. 169, 200, 208, 210, 227-228, 230, 234, 241

o   Vol. 82, pg. 64, 106, 151

  •  Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism – Call Number: REF PN771 .G27

o   Vol. 132, pg. 229-261, 287-329, 345-355



Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale


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