Literary Resource Web Page

on Flannery O’Conner


Laura Goldsmith, a college student at the College of Southern Maryland, developed this literary resource page.  This is a requirement for English 1020-20099 Web-enhanced course.  The Flannery O’Conner Resource page is developed to help those who need information and resources on the famous author Flannery O’Conner.  The page was created on November 13, 2002 and includes links for biographical information, literary works, analysis of works, awards and certificates, essays, reviews and information on the Childhood Home Foundation. 


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Flannery O’Conner





Owned and operated by Microsoft Corporation in partner with Encarta.  This site is a small overview of Flannery O’Conner’s life.  It mentions a few of the diff erent stories that she has written.  It has been an active site from 1993 to 2002 and is very easy to follow. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Informative, bright and no annoying pop-ups this site provides a list of frequently asked questions about Flannery O’Conner and the answers to them.  The site is maintained by and was last modified on September 20, 2002.  This is part of the official Flannery O’Conner web site that was made at Georgia State College where she attended.

O’Conner in College

This is also part of the official site for Flannery O’Conner, but these page talks about her life at Georgia State College.  Giving a lot of information and providing pictures of O’Conner active in her school activities.  The site is maintained by and was last modified on May 28, 2002.

Student Site

Four Abilene Christian University students made this site for their English 112 class.  Marisol Aguilar contributed the information on Flannery O’Conner.  She includes loads of information and a picture of Flannery O’Conner’s gravesite.  In one part of the web page there is catchy music and moving pictures to excite the reader’s sense of hearing and sight.

Books and Writers

Now if all you want if information, so much information that it might be too much, this is your site.  Made in 2000 this site includes information on Flannery O’Conner’s life and writings.  When talking about her writings the author includes quotes from the stories.  The author is not given, so you’re not able to give credit where credit is due.  This site is very plain with no color.


Literary Works


5 Works

This site provides no author, or date that it was made, but I found that this was the most colorful and fun site I found.  Lots of cartoon pictures and different fonts used to catch the reader’s eye.  The site talks about 5 of Flannery O’Conner’s amazing stories and at the end of the analysis of the story the reader is given questions that they might want to answer on their own.

Must Read

Brian Collier page was made in 1995 and was last modified on November 6, 2002.  On this site you have different links that you can click on to get certain stories.  One of the links is Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose.  Once you have found the book that you might want you can buy them offline from this site.  The site is neat, organized, and bright.

Cartoon O’Conner

In 1997, Hogan’s Alley and The Go Graphics Group Inc. developed a page that provided information about the love of drawing that Flannery O’Conner contained in her.  The site is not very eye catching, plain white background, but contains a large picture of her and loads of information.

Little Blue Light'connor'works.php

This site is owned and operated by Little Blue Light, but Evan Goodman did the writing. This was pulled from the May 6, 2002 edition of the Little Blue Light.  The site gives an informative list of her writings including a short summary, and dates written.  The site itself is set up very easy to read, but may not be attractive due to the lack of color used.  Last modified on November 6, 2002.

Parkers Back

Linked of Brian Collier’s page, Stephen Sparrow did an analysis on the story Parkers Back.  The site was made on October 12, 2002.  He discusses a lot of the religion parts of the story.  The page is set up in an essay format, but while it is very informative, it’s also drowned out. 


A Good Man is Hard to Find

This had to be the worst site I found, no owner was given, no modified date or even the day it was made.  There were strange pictures at the bottom of the page that had nothing to do with the story.  The only good thing that was on this site was links for excerpts, research briefs and literary analysis of the story.

Annotated Works

This site gives you links for four different pieces of work that Flannery O’Conner has written.  That includes The Lame Shall Enter First, Revelation, Good Country People and Everything that Rises must Converge.  Each link includes information on the story, the publisher and the publishing date.  The site was last updated on October 2002, and is owned and operated by Literature, Arts and Medicine Database, 47th edition.


Awards and Certificates


Awards and Honors

This page contains more information than awards and honors, so you have to look for the list.  The list is not hard to find its going to be right in the middle of the wording.  This list is very informative and even gives the dates of when the awards were given.  This page is off the original Flannery O’Conner site.  Bill McGloughlin last updated this site on May 15, 1997.



Online Essays

In 1995, Brian Collier started a page on Flannery O’Conner.  This site is a link off the must read site.  Here you can get online essays on many of the different stories that Flannery O’Conner.  Many of the essays analysis the questions that are being asked in her stories, like religion.

Offline Essays

This is another part of Brian Collier’s web page.  Made in 1995 and modified on November 6, 2002 this site provides the reader with a list of offline essays that can be used to give information and ideas on a story written by Flannery O’Conner.  The offline essays are mostly in journals, articles and volumes of books.  You are given the title, author, page number and even the volume number. 

Good Country People Essay

This site is only for a particular essay on Good Country People.  The site has been active from 2000-2002, owned and operated by and was last modified on November 6, 2002.  This site you can buy this paper for 12 dollars, as soon as it is paid for you can download the paper offline.  This site only gives you a short abstract of the paper and a brief section from the paper itself. 

Free Essays

Here at this site you can pick up essays on almost an author you may need.  The site is owed and operated by and has been active from 1999-2002.  The site is set up very easy to follow and has the titles of the essays in alphabetical order.  You may have to register to get the free essays, but remember that you get what you pay for, and these are free.




Literary Traveler

The Nomad group owns this site, but it is a woman named Linda McGovern that writes about her journey to find out about Flannery O’Conner.  She goes to all the places that O’Conner was in her life: her childhood home, her colleges, and even her gravesite.  The page is set up to read like an essay being very informative, clear and easy to read.  The site also has been active from 1998 to 2002.

O’Conner’s Meanness

Jason P. Mitchell made this site in 1995.  He last modified the site on January 12, 2002.  This site makes the words stand out by putting blue wording against an orange background.  Mitchell goes into writing about how Flannery O’Conner writes.  Mentioning cruelty to her characters and the meanness in her words.


Childhood Home Foundation


Childhood Home Foundation

Bill McGloughlin last updated this link on May 15, 1997.  This site talks about the house that Flannery O’Conner grew up in during her childhood.  It provides pictures and a map of where the house is located.  This is also a link of the original Flannery O’Conner web site.  Information on events and activities that are going on can be found there.



This literary resource page was developed by Laura Goldsmith as a requirement for English 1020-20099 Composition and Literature at the College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata Maryland.

November 13, 2002