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The heart is a lonely hunter

Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1953, ©1940 (1981 printing)
Series: Oprah's book club.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The scene is a small Southern mill town; the central figure is a mute, a quiet, tolerant man to whom four people turn to express their individual hopes and beliefs. His very silence endows him in their eyes with a godlike quality; his human fallibilities are shut within his silence. There is a Negro doctor, struggling for the elevation of his race; there is an agitator, trying to show the world the injustices of the  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0606007865 9780606007863
OCLC Number: 780084957
Notes: Originally published: New York : Houghton Mifflin, 1940.
Description: 307 p. ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Oprah's book club.
Responsibility: by Carson McCullers.

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The scene is a small Southern mill town; the central figure is a mute, a quiet, tolerant man to whom four people turn to express their individual hopes and beliefs. His very silence endows him in their eyes with a godlike quality; his human fallibilities are shut within his silence. There is a Negro doctor, struggling for the elevation of his race; there is an agitator, trying to show the world the injustices of the capitalistic system; there is an appealing girl of twelve, whose gift for music is frustrated by poverty and ignorance.

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