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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
By Carson McCullers ( not applicable)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date April 21, 2004
Pages 359
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618526413
ISBN-10 0618526412
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $13.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
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 McCullers), finds solace in her music. Wonderfully attuned to the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition, and with a deft sense for racial tensions in the South, McCullers spins a haunting, unforgettable story that gives voice to the rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated—and, through Mick Kelly, gives voice to the quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.

Richard Wright praised Carson McCullers for her ability "to rise above the pressures of her environment and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and tenderness." She writes "with a sweep and certainty that are overwhelming," said the New York Times. McCullers became an overnight literary sensation, but her novel has endured, just as timely and powerful today as when it was first published. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is Carson McCullers at her most compassionate, endearing best.


Editions
Hardcover
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Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (October 1, 1999)
9780783887739 | details & prices | 495 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $28.95
About: A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town
Reissue edition from Modern Library (May 1, 1993)
9780679424741 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $20.00
About: A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town
Large print edition from Isis Large Print Books (July 1, 1988)
9781557360861 | details & prices | 431 pages | List price $19.95
About: Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timeWhen she was only twenty-three, Carson McCullers's first novel created a literary sensation.
from Buccaneer Books (July 1, 1983)
9781568494623 | details & prices | List price $19.95
from Houghton Mifflin (June 1, 1940); titled "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter,"
9780395079782 | details & prices | 273 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $18.95
About: A novel set in a small southern town focusing on man's loneliness in a silent, unfathomable universe
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
from Mariner Books (April 21, 2004)
9780618526413 | details & prices | 359 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $13.95
About: A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town.
from Mariner Books (September 8, 2000)
9780618084746 | details & prices | 359 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $12.00
About: A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town.
Reissue edition from Bantam Books (March 1, 1996)
9780553269635 | details & prices | 4.00 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $6.99
About: When she was only twenty-three, Carson  McCullers's first novel created a literary sensation.
from Bantam Books (May 1, 1982)
9780553239119 | details & prices | List price $5.50
About: Carson McCullers was all of twenty-three when she published her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.
from Amsco School Pubns Inc (June 1, 1940); titled "Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"
9780877207535 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $11.58
Miscellaneous
from Houghton Mifflin (August 1, 2010)
9780547346656 | details & prices | List price $12.00
CD/Spoken Word
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With Cherry Jones (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (July 30, 2004)
9780060764869 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.75 × 1.75 in. | 0.72 lbs | List price $39.95
About: A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (April 1, 2004); titled "Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"
9780606336604 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $21.25
About: A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town.
from Demco Media (March 1, 1996)
9780606007863 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.20
About: A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439571088 | details & prices | 359 pages | List price $21.95
from Turtleback Books (April 21, 2004); titled "Heart Is A Lonely Hunter"
9781417629596 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $25.70
About: A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780881038187 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.75

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