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McCULLERS, Carson.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1940 Stock Code: 145674
£3,000.00
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A superb copy

First 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.

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Description

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.

Condition

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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