The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers audiobook

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

By Carson McCullers
Read by Cherry Jones

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12.47 Hours 1
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Carson McCullers was all of twenty-three when she published her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. She became an overnight literary sensation, and soon such authors as Tennessee Williams were calling her "the greatest prose writer that the South [has] produced." Available now for the first time on audio from Caedmon and HarperAudio, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter tells an unforgettable tale of moral isolation in a small southern mill town in the 1930s. Richard Wright was astonished by McCullers's ability "to rise above the pressures of her environment and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and tenderness." Hers is a humanity that touches all who come to her work, whether for the first time or, as so many do, time and time again. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is Carson McCullers at her most compassionate, most enduring best. Performed by Cherry Jones

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Summary

Summary

One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

One ofModern Library‘s 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century

ANew York Times bestseller

A New York Public Library Staff Pick of Favorite Books of the Last 125 Years

AnOprah’s Book Club Selection in 2004

Carson McCullers was all of twenty-three when she published her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. She became an overnight literary sensation, and soon such authors as Tennessee Williams were calling her "the greatest prose writer that the South [has] produced." Available now for the first time on audio from Caedmon and HarperAudio, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter tells an unforgettable tale of moral isolation in a small southern mill town in the 1930s.

Richard Wright was astonished by McCullers's ability "to rise above the pressures of her environment and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and tenderness." Hers is a humanity that touches all who come to her work, whether for the first time or, as so many do, time and time again. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is Carson McCullers at her most compassionate, most enduring best.

Performed by Cherry Jones

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sensitively conceived and expertly told…Its quality as writing and the intensity of its theme combine to make it one of the outstanding novels of recent years.” New Orleans Times-Picayune
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is a miracle of compassion, pity, and irony. Form and matter are perfectly blended in the novel.” Virginia Quarterly Review
“One cannot help remarking that this is an extraordinary novel to have been written by a young woman of twenty-two; but the more important fact is that it is an extraordinary novel in its own right, considerations of authorship apart.” Saturday Review of Literature
“When one puts [this book] down, it is with…a feeling of having been nourished by the truth.” May Sarton
“To me the most impressive aspect of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is the astonishing humanity that enables a white writer, for the first time in Southern fiction, to handle Negro characters with as much ease and justice as those of her own race.” Richard Wright

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Author Bio: Carson McCullers

Author Bio: Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers (1917–1967) was the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The Member of the Wedding, Reflections in a Golden Eye, and Clock without Hands. Born in Columbus, Georgia, she became a promising pianist and enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York when she was seventeen, but lacking money for tuition, she never attended classes. Instead she studied writing at Columbia University, which ultimately led to The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, the novel that made her an overnight literary sensation.

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Available Formats : CD
Runtime: 12.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English