The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

(Item #5252) The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Carson McCullers.
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
So rarely can a single novel capture the loneliness and longing for community felt by such different individuals for such different reasons
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940. First edition. A Fine copy of the book in a solid Near Fine dust jacket. Book with a handful of page corners dinged towards the end, otherwise in excellent condition. Jacket with spine panel a bit faded, as often, slight edgewear and a very faint dampstain at the base of the spine, mostly visible from the verso.

In a contemporary review of McCullers' masterwork, Richard Wright declares that "Miss McCullers' picture of loneliness, death, accident, insanity, fear, mod violence and terror is perhaps the most desolate that has so far come out of the South. Her quality of despair is unique and individual...To me, the most impressive aspect of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is the astonishing humanity" (The New Republic). Across several decades, McCullers weaves together the narratives of protagonists "who are considered outcasts because of race, politics, disability, or sensibility" and yet tragically have more in common than they know (Britannica). The novel cemented McCullers' literary reputation, and it remains a cornerstone in the tradition of Southern gothic literature.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5252)

Price: $2,500