The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

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Published in 1940, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is considered McCullers' finest work. The focus of the work is on John Singer, a deaf-mute in a Georgia mill town during the 1930s, and on his effect on the people who confide in him. When Singer's mute Greek companion of 10 years goes insane, Singer is left alone and isolated. He takes a room with the Kelly family, where he is visited by the town's misfits, who turn to him for understanding but have no knowledge of his inner life. The book's emphasis on individuals who are considered outcasts because of race, politics, disability, or sensibility placed it squarely within the Southern gothic tradition of American literature.
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ISBN: 9780618526413

Published Date: January 1, 2004

Publisher: Mariner Books

Language: English

Page Count: 359

Size: 8.01" l x 5.37" w x 1.05" h

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Fiction

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