The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.
McCULLERS Carson (1943)
£600.00 [First Edition]
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First edition. Small 8vo., original blue cloth, dust jacket. London, Cresset Press.
A near fine copy in dust jacket, very slightly rubbed at the extremities. The author's first novel, began when she was 19, and published four years later, a tragic masterpiece set in the Deep South in the depression era, described by the author as 'a three part fugue', a meditation on isolation and loneliness, notable for its sympathetic portrayal of its black characters, an extraordinary achievement for a shy and lonely young woman from a small town in Georgia. It was adapted for the screen by Robert Ellis Miller, starring Alan Arkin and Sondra Locke, although the setting was moved to the 1960s.
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