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Wise Blood

(1949)
A novel by

 
 
This darkly comic and disturbing novel about religious beliefs was noted for its witty characterizations, ironic symbolism, and use of Southern dialect. Wise Blood centers on Hazel Motes, a discharged serviceman who abandons his fundamentalist faith to become a preacher of anti-religion in a Tennessee city, establishing the "Church Without Christ." Motes is a ludicrous and tragic hero who meets a collection of equally grotesque characters. One of his young followers, Enoch Emery, worships a museum mummy. Hoover Shoats is a competing evangelist who creates the "Holy Church of Christ Without Christ." Asa Hawks is an itinerant preacher who pretends to have blinded himself to show his faith in redemption.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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March 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: Wise Blood (Faber Library)
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January 1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: Wise Blood
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1997 : UK Paperback
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wise Blood: A Novel (FSG Classics)
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ISBN: 0-374-53063-7 / 978-0-374-53063-1 (USA edition)
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June 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: UC Three By Flannery O'Connor
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September 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wise Blood
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ISBN: 0-571-11612-4 / 978-0-571-11612-6 (UK edition)
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January 1962 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wise Blood: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-374-50584-5 / 978-0-374-50584-4 (USA edition)
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July 1983 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Three by Flannery O'Connor
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August 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Wise Blood: Library Edition
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ISBN: 1-4417-5367-2 / 978-1-4417-5367-0 (USA edition)
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August 2010 : USA Audio CD
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August 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Wise Blood Lib/E
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March 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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