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The Resource The heart is a lonely hunter, by Carson McCullers

The heart is a lonely hunter, by Carson McCullers

Label
The heart is a lonely hunter
Title
The heart is a lonely hunter
Statement of responsibility
by Carson McCullers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 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 attuned 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
  • A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
044126
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-1967
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCullers, Carson
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ3.M13884
LC item number
He
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Oprah's book club
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Suicide victims
  • Southern States
  • Friendship
  • Racism
  • Deaf
Target audience
adult
Label
The heart is a lonely hunter, by Carson McCullers
Instantiates
Publication
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Imprint varies
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780618526413
Lccn
40010298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 00000049988
  • 2354
Label
The heart is a lonely hunter, by Carson McCullers
Publication
Note
Imprint varies
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780618526413
Lccn
40010298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 00000049988
  • 2354

Library Locations

    • James City County LibraryBorrow it
      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
    • Williamsburg LibraryBorrow it
      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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