In his sixth novel, The Cave (1959), Robert Penn Warren tells the story of a young man trapped in a cave in fictional Johntown, Tennessee. His predicament becomes the center of national attention as television cameras, promoters, and newscasters converge on the small town to exploit the rescue attempts and the thousands of spectators gathered at the mouth of the cave.

The Cave 2006, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813191553

Trade paperback

Cave 1960, Signet Book

ISBN-13: 9780451018663

Mass-market paperback

The Cave 1959, Random House (NY)

ISBN-13: 9780394418827