Book :: The Heart is A Lonely Hunter

The Heart is A Lonely Hunter
By: Carson McCullers
Pages: 368
Published: 1940
Genre(s): Southern
Historical Fiction
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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...

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Sep 17th, 2016

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Can't believe it took this list for me to finally read this wonderful, amazing book!

Nov 9th, 2015

Caro60 Caro60

Carson McCullers has created some of the most moving characters that I have ever read. They are not all likeable but their individual pain touched my heart. How a young white woman could have had the understanding to write about the issues of poverty and capitalism and the injustices of being black just astounded me. An amazing book.

Oct 8th, 2015

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