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Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

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ISBN-10: 0618526412

ISBN-13: 9780618526413

Edition: 2000

Authors: Carson McCullers

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With the publication of her first novel, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers' finest work, an enduring masterpiece first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1940. At its center is the deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for various types of misfits in a Georgia mill town during the 1930s. Each one yearns for escape from small town life. When Singer's mute companion goes insane, Singer moves into the Kelly house, where Mick Kelly, the book's heroine (and loosely based on…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Carson McCullers was born in Columbus, Georgia, on February 19, 1917. She died at age fifty in Nyack, New York, on September 29, 1967. A promising pianist, she had hoped to enroll at the Juilliard School of Music when she was seventeen, but when she arrived in New York, she attended writing classes at Columbia University instead. In December 1936 her first story, "Wunderkind," was published in "Story" magazine. That winter she began work on "The Mute," which would become her enduring masterpiece, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter."