The Violent Bear It Away Summary
Flannery O'Connor

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The Violent Bear It Away Summary

“The Violent Bear It Away” is a Southern Gothic novel by Flannery O’Connor, taking place in Tennessee in 1952. When the novel opens, fourteen year-old Francis Marion Tarwater begins to bury his great-uncle, Marion, who has raised him in the backwoods. Marion, an extraordinarily religious man who believed himself to be a prophet of God, and brought up Tarwater with the same belief –that he, too, is to be a prophet...

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