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First Confession (1939) [Short Story]
by Frank O'Connor Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (Library of Congress description):

Jackie faces his first confession with great trepidation following a warning lecture from his obnoxious, older sister.

Originally published in Harper's Bazaar, July 1939. An earlier version titled "Repentance" appeared in Lovat Dickson’s Magazine, January 1935. O'Connor revised the story for publication three additional times, appearing in: Selected Stories by Frank O’Connor, 1946; The Traveller’s Samples, 1951; The Stories of Frank O’Connor, 1952.

Original title: Repentance
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Great Modern European Short Stories (1967) [Anthology]
      Authors: Franz Kafka , James Joyce , D. H. Lawrence , Anton Chekhov , Thomas Mann , Luigi Pirandello , Albert Camus , Jean-Paul Sartre , Heinrich Böll , Isaac Bashevis Singer , Joseph Conrad , W. Somerset Maugham , Mary Lavin , Frank O'Connor , Isak Dinesen , Karel Capek , Katherine Mansfield , Isaac Babel , Alan Sillitoe , Alberto Moravia , Wolfgang Hildesheimer , Jakov Lind , Heinz Huber , Tommaso Landolfi , Yuri Kazakov


  • "The Murderer" was a BBC Radio adaptation, recorded on 21 December 1965 and broadcast on 16 February 1966.

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