The Common Chord

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First edition (UK)

The Common Chord is a 1947 short story collection by Frank O'Connor.[1]


It features the following stories:

  • News For The Church
  • The Custom of the Country
  • Judas
  • The Holy Door
  • Don Juan, Retired
  • The Babes in the Wood
  • The Frying Pan
  • The Miracle
  • A Thing of Nothing
  • The Stepmother
  • Friends of the Family
  • Don Juan's Temptation


  1. ^ Frank O’Connor. The Common Chord. London: Macmillan, 1947. New York: Knopf, 1948.