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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter


"The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" was Carson McCullers' first novel, written in 1940. Set in a small town in the American South, it is the story of a ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.600
James  O
by James O on Mar 6, 2014

The most startling and wondrous novel I have encountered in quite some time. McCullers writes like some child prodigy who is inventing the form as she goes along, tossing off observations of human behavior and environment that would seem extraneous, or simply odd, in any one else's work and here seem as natural and harmonious as the elements of a great (sad) song.


Southern Gothic

by StevenWilliamson on Jun 10, 2010

This is a monumental achievement, which should be on any serious reader's list.


would only recommend to certain people

by pamela1717 on Jan 11, 2009

Definitely character driven. I'm just not a fan of Oprah's choices. SOOO depressing. I'm having a hard time rating this one. I did not particularly care for the story yet the author did a great job of portraying isolation and loneliness. Hence, a wishy washy three star review.


Amazing novel

by magenta on May 26, 2007

Great intelligent and moving novel. Highly recommended. The presence of music, the social problems within South communities, but above all the loneliness of the lovers, are extremely interesting if seen through McCullers' lens. Provocative novel.


Epic story.

by shann7734 on Apr 1, 2007

Great book. Very easy to read and hard to put down. Highly recommended.

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