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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

(1940)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Oprah's Book Club Best Book (nominee)
With the publication of her first novel, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers' finest work, an enduring masterpiece first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1940. At its center is the deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for all various types of misfits in a Georgia mill town during the 1930s. Each one yearns for escape from small town life. When Singer's mute companion goes insane, Singer moves into the Kelly house, where Mick Kelly, the book's heroine (and loosely based on McCullers), finds solace in her music. Wonderfully attune to the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition, and with a deft sense for racial tensions in the South, McCullers spins a haunting, unforgettable story that gives voice to the rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated -- and, through Mick Kelly, gives voice to the quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.
Richard Wright praised Carson McCullers for her ability "to rise above the pressures of her environment and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and tenderness." She writes "with a sweep and certainty that are overwhelming," said the NEW YORK TIMES. McCullers became an overnight literary sensation, but her novel has endured, just as timely and powerful today as when it was first published. THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER is Carson McCullers at her most compassionate, endearing best.

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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 1-4395-7108-2 / 978-1-4395-7108-8 (USA edition)
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April 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 1-4176-2959-2 / 978-1-4176-2959-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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April 2004 : USA Turtleback
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Title: Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-606-33660-5 / 978-0-606-33660-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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January 2001 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Oprah's Book Club)
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-7569-4302-7 / 978-0-7569-4302-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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October 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-7838-8773-6 / 978-0-7838-8773-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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June 1983 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-88103-818-0 / 978-0-88103-818-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tandem Library
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May 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-679-42474-1 / 978-0-679-42474-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Modern Library
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March 1996 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-606-00786-5 / 978-0-606-00786-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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June 1940 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-395-07978-0 / 978-0-395-07978-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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July 1988 : USA Hardback

Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Landmark Series)
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 1-55736-086-3 / 978-1-55736-086-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Isis Large Print Books
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April 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-09-164020-2 / 978-0-09-164020-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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July 1983 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 1-56849-462-9 / 978-1-56849-462-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books Inc
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January 1969 : UK Hardback

Title: Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-248-99755-6 / 978-0-248-99755-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Pocket Penguins)
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-241-25974-6 / 978-0-241-25974-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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October 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Modern Classics)
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-14-008360-X / 978-0-14-008360-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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February 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Acting Edition
Author(s): based on the novel by Carson McCullers Rebecca Gilman
ISBN: 0-8222-2455-0 / 978-0-8222-2455-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
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August 2000 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-14-118522-8 / 978-0-14-118522-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-618-52641-2 / 978-0-618-52641-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner
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September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-618-08474-6 / 978-0-618-08474-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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June 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-14-018132-6 / 978-0-14-018132-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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June 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-553-26963-1 / 978-0-553-26963-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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May 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): McCullers Carson
ISBN: 0-553-25481-2 / 978-0-553-23911-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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May 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-553-23911-2 / 978-0-553-23911-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books (Mm)
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November 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (King Penguin)
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-14-006012-X / 978-0-14-006012-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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1981 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-553-22698-3 / 978-0-553-22698-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-553-13892-8 / 978-0-553-13892-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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March 1974 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-14-001566-3 / 978-0-14-001566-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 1972 : USA Paperback

Title: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Signet Classical Books)
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-451-00596-1 / 978-0-451-00596-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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June 1940 : USA Paperback
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Title: Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (R 84 ALS)
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0-87720-753-4 / 978-0-87720-753-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amsco School Pubns Inc
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Audio Editions

December 2004 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
ISBN: 1-4193-0292-2 / 978-1-4193-0292-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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July 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
Publisher: HarperAudio
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July 2004 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
Publisher: HarperAudio
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July 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson Mc Cullers
ISBN: 0-06-076486-4 / 978-0-06-076486-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

April 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Carson McCullers
Publisher: Penguin
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August 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
Publisher: Mariner Books
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August 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Author(s): Carson McCullers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon CA