- Theory of Short Fiction (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Flannery O'Connor (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Flannery O’Connor (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
- Flannery O'Connor (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- Flannery O'Connor (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- Flannery O'Connor (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Flannery O’Connor
- First Published: 1956
- Type of Plot: Wit and humor
- Time of Work: The 1950’s
- Setting: The rural South
- Characters: Mrs. May, Mr. Greenleaf, Wesley, Scofield, O.T., E.T., Mrs. Greenleaf
- Genres: Short fiction, Mythological literature
- Subjects: Class conflict, Farms, farmers, or farming
- Locales: South (U.S.), United States, North America
Mrs. May, the owner of a dairy farm, awakes in the night from a strange dream in which something was eating everything she owned, herself, her house, her sons, her farm, all except the home of Mr. Greenleaf, her hired man. She looks out the window and discovers a stray scrub bull chewing on the hedge below her window. She considers dressing and driving down the road to Greenleaf’s place to get him to catch the bull, lest it get into the pasture with her cows and corrupt the breeding schedule of her purebred cattle. She decides to put it off until morning, not because...
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