Literature The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories  

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The absolute best Flannery O’Connor short stories of all time, as ranked by the community. This list has the most popular Flannery O’Connor short stories. O'Connor was a novelist, short story writer, and essayist, born in Savannah, Georgia in 1925. She often wrote in the Southern Gothic style and the American South featured prominently in her works. In 1972, her collection Complete Stories won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction, but what are the best Flannery O’Connor short stories ever written?

This list features the best of Flannery O’Connor's short stories. The titles are listed based on the community's votes and include works such as "The Geranium," "The Barber," "Judgment Day," and "Good Country People." Cast your votes below for which Flannery O'Connor short stories are the best and be sure to see where she ranks on the list of the best short story writers of all time.
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A Good Man Is Hard to Find is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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64 10
Good Country People is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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45 9
Everything That Rises Must Con... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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40 9
Revelation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories
1964

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34 10
The Life You Save May Be Your ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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24 5
The River is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories
1953

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17 2
The Enduring Chill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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22 6
Parker's Back is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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18 3
The Displaced Person is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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21 6
The Artificial N***** is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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16 4
The Lame Shall Enter First is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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14 3
A Late Encounter with The Enem... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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14 4
The Barber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories
1948

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12 3
Judgement Day is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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17 8
The Geranium is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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10 2
Why Do the Heathen Rage? is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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11 3
The Comforts of Home is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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8 1
A View of the Woods is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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9 2
Enoch and the Gorilla is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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7 1
A Stroke of Good Fortune is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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6 1
The Partridge Festival is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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7 3
A Temple of the Holy Ghost is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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6 2
Greenleaf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories
1956

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5 1
A Circle in the Fire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories

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4 1
The Train is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Flannery O'Connor Short Stories
1948