The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
Wunderkind; The Jockey; Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland; The Sojourner; A Domestic Dilemma; A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud
By (author) Carson McCullers
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Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers
Book DescriptionA classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullers' best stories, including her beloved novella "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe." A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces readers to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose cafe serves as the town's gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes "Wunderkind," McCullers' first published story written when she was only seventeen about a musical prodigy who suddenly realizes she will not go on to become a great pianist.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141183695
(198mm x 129mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carson McCullers
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Wunderkind, Paperback (February 2011)View all books by Carson McCullers
Includes the four stories: "Wunderkind", "The Jockey", "Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland", "A Tree, A Rock and A Cloud".
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Author Biography - Carson McCullers
Carson McCullers was born at Columbus, Georgia, in 1917. She published The Heart is a Lonely Hunter at the age of twenty-three. Her other works include Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941), The Member of the Wedding (1946), The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1951), The Square Root of Wonderful (1958), a play, Clock Without Hands (1961), Sweet as a Pickle, Clean as a Pig (1964) and The Mortgaged Heart (published posthumously in 1972). She died in 1967.
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