The Ballad of the Sad Café

by Carson McCullers
Read by David LeDoux, Joe Barrett

Brilliance Audio | May 27, 2014 | Audio Book (CD)

Not yet rated | write a review

A classic work that has charmed generations, this collection assembles Carson McCullers?s best stories, including her beloved novella ?The Ballad of the Sad Café.? A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces listeners to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose café serves as the town?s gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes ?Wunderkind,? McCullers?s 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. The Ballad of the Sad Café is a brilliant study of love and longing from one of the South?s finest writers.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 6 × 7 × 1 in

Published: May 27, 2014

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1491528729

ISBN - 13: 9781491528723

Found in: Fiction and Literature

save 12%

  • Hurry, only 1 left!
  • In stock online
$22.99 list price

$20.18 ea online

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

Reviews

– More About This Product –

The Ballad of the Sad Café

The Ballad of the Sad Café

by Carson McCullers
Read by David LeDoux, Joe Barrett

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 6 × 7 × 1 in

Published: May 27, 2014

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1491528729

ISBN - 13: 9781491528723

From the Publisher

A classic work that has charmed generations, this collection assembles Carson McCullers?s best stories, including her beloved novella ?The Ballad of the Sad Café.? A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces listeners to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose café serves as the town?s gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes ?Wunderkind,? McCullers?s 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. The Ballad of the Sad Café is a brilliant study of love and longing from one of the South?s finest writers.

About the Author

Carson McCullers was born in Columbus, Georgia, on February 19, 1917. She died at age fifty in Nyack, New York, on September 29, 1967. A promising pianist, she had hoped to enroll at the Juilliard School of Music when she was seventeen, but when she arrived in New York, she attended writing classes at Columbia University instead. In December 1936 her first story, "Wunderkind," was published in "Story" magazine. That winter she began work on "The Mute," which would become her enduring masterpiece, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter."