Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West

First published in 1933, Miss Lonelyhearts remains one of the most shocking works of 20th century American literature, as unnerving as a glob of black bile vomited up at a church social: empty, blasphemous, and horrific. Set in New York during the Depression and probably West's most powerful work, Miss Lonelyhearts concerns a nameless man assigned to produce a newspaper advice column — but as time passes he begins to break under the endless misery of those who write in, begging him for advice. Unable to find answers, and with his shaky Christianity ridiculed to razor-edged shards by his poisonous editor, he tumbles into alcoholism and a madness fueled by his own spiritual emptiness.

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The 556th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 52nd on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  2. - How to Read and Why (Harold Bloom)
  3. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Miss Lonelyhearts Audio CD 6504413 $10.19 $21.55 2010
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Miss Lonelyhearts: Or the Dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 6626211 $2.99 2000
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Miss Lonelyhearts: A Novel (The New Classics, 15) Hardcover 4595698 $44.99
Miss Lonelyhearts - Acting Edition Paperback 2473259 $7.20 $4.00 1959
Miss Lonelyhearts Hardcover 6033468 $95.19
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A Cool Million and the Dream Life of Balso Snell: Two Comic Novels of Genius By the Author of Miss Lonelyhearts Paperback 1099989 $1.99 1969
Miss Lonelyhearts Audible Audio Edition 217788 $9.34 2011
Miss Lonelyhearts Audio CD 2095536 $60.55 $30.55 2013
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20th Century Miss Lonelyhearts And A Cool Million (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) Paperback 1365904 $86.00 $10.51 1991
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Miss Lonelyhearts (American) Audio CD 15054606 $32.68 $50.03 2006
The Collected Works of Nathanael West: The Day of the Locust, the Dream Life of Balso Snell, Miss Lonelyhearts, a Cool Million Paperback 1226169 $70.41 $1.82 1975