The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers

A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, 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 readers 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. Newly reset and available for the first time in a handsome trade paperback edition, The Ballad of the Sad Café is a brilliant study of love and longing from one of the South’s finest writers.

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The 2187th greatest fiction book of all time


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  1. - 83rd on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: Carson McCullers' Novella Adapted for the Stage Paperback 2574960 $8.95 $4.00 2007
The ballad of the sad cafe: The shorter novels and stories of Carson McCullers Hardcover 1255057 $11.52
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Hardcover 585524 $468.54 $2.55
Collected Stories of Carson McCullers, including The Member of the Wedding and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Paperback 662141 $8.22 $3.40 1998
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Paperback 264853 $3.64 $0.01 1963
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Other Stories; the Heart is a Lonely Hunter; the Member of the Wedding Paperback 5035945 $8.69 $0.64 1991
Ballad of the Sad Cafe Paperback 3273302 $2.99 $0.01 1991
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Paperback 5637383 $11.06 2006
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: and Other Stories Paperback 201374 $3.20 $0.01 2005
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Kindle Edition 46799 2005
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and other stories Hardcover 2196059 $61.28 $0.01
The Ballad of the Sad Café Audio CD 2301898 $5.01 $9.22 2014
The Ballad Of The Sad Cafe and other stories Paperback 4511133 $4.92 $0.01
Collected Stories of Carson McCullers, including The Member of the Wedding and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Paperback 376314 $3.50 $0.12 1998
the ballad of the sad cafe Mass Market Paperback 6490946 $19.78
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: Carson McCullers' Novella Adapted for the Stage Hardcover 6930622 $35.99 $13.28 2001
Collected Stories of Carson McCullers Kindle Edition 431772 $9.90 1998
Collected Stories of Carson McCullers, including The Member of the Wedding and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Paperback 2352979 $11.53 $3.82 1998
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and other Stories Paperback 5070966 $5.29 $5.28 2001
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Hardcover 11941190 $19.99
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Other Stories Mass Market Paperback 4472582 $4.85 $0.01 1983
Ballad Of The Sad Cafe Mass Market Paperback 1547087 $3.86 $0.01 1983
Collected Stories Including the Member of the Wedding and the Ballad of the Sad Cafe Paperback 3452111 $3.11 $0.01
Collected Stories: Including The Members of The Wedding and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Paperback 4782902 $8.99 $0.01