The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers is a 359-page softcover published by Mariner Book from Houghton Mifflin Company, first published in 1940, this copy is the stated first Mariner Books edition of 2000. The condition is very good.
Carson McCullers was all of twenty-three when she published her first novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. She became an overnight literary sensation, and soon such authors as Tennessee Williams were calling her "the greatest prose writer that the South has produced."
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter tells an unforgettable tale of moral isolation in a small southern mill town in the 1930s. Richard Wright was astonished by McCullers's ability "to rise above the pressures of her environment and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and tenderness." Hers is a humanity that touches all who come to her work, whether for the first time or, as so many do, time and time again.ISBN: 0-618-52641-2