The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1940 Stock Code: 145674
A superb copyFirst edition, first printing, first state jacket (with Summer's Lease advertised on rear flap), and a particularly sharp copy of McCullers's sensational debut novel. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter was ranked by The Modern Library as number 17 in its 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
The jacket has the called-for "Summer's Lease" advertised on the rear flap, and the title page and colophon both state "1940" as required for the first printing.
Octavo. Original oatmeal cloth, titles to spine and front in red. With dust jacket. Housed in a custom green and red cloth solander box with titles in gilt to green morocco spine label.
The binding sharp, internally crisp. A near-fine copy, spine panel a touch faded, else bright light wear to ends and corners with a few very small chips or minor closed tears, and some slight discolouration from a few (now professionally removed) patches of tape.
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