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The stunning, classic coming-of-age novel written by one of America's foremost Southern writers

A legendary author on par with William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Wolfe published "Look Homeward, Angel," his first novel, about a young man's burning desire to leave his small town and tumultuous family in search of a better life, in 1929. It gave the world proof of his genius and launched a powerful legacy.

The novel follows the trajectory of Eugene Gant, a brilliant and restless young man whose wanderlust and passion shape his adolescent years in rural North Carolina. Wolfe said that "Look Homeward, Angel" is "a book made out of my life," and his largely autobiographical story about the quest for a greater intellectual life has resonated with and influenced generations of readers, including some of today's most important novelists. Rich with lyrical prose and vivid characterizations, this twentieth-century American classic will capture the hearts and imaginations of every reader.

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The stunning, classic coming-of-age novel written by one of America's foremost Southern writers

A legendary

Synopsis:

Thomas Wolfe's classic coming-of-age novel, first published in 1929, is a work of epic grandeur, evoking a time and place with extraordinary lyricism and precision. Set in Altamont, North Carolina, this semi-autobiographical novel tells the story of a restless young man who longs to escape his tumultuous family and his small town existence.

About the Author

Thomas Wolfe was born in Asheville, North Carolina, and educated at the University of North Carolina and Harvard University. He taught English at New York University and traveled extensively in Europe and America. Wolfe created his indelible legacy as a classic American novelist with works including Of Time and the River; A Stone, a Leaf, a Door; and From Death to Morning. He died in 1938.

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gemkirk, January 31, 2010 (view all comments by gemkirk)
Coming of age novel set in the 1920's in North Carolina. Complete with vivid narative and soul searching about society's abdomadations. Seasoned with tragic and happy family drama. Take note a of the smell of a sweet summer night....no one says it better.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684842219
Author:
Wolfe, Thomas
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Wolfe, Thomas
Author:
Thomas Wolfe
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Family
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Mountain life
Subject:
North Carolina Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Boys -- Fiction.
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
classic; award-winner; coming of age; Great Depression; Americana; Southern writers; Pat Conroy; Flannery O Connor; William Faulkner; Eudora Welty; autobiographical novel; You Can Never Go Home Again; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Ernest Hemingway; Of Time and the
Subject:
classic; award-winner; coming of age; Great Depression; Americana; Southern writers; Pat Conroy; Flannery O Connor; William Faulkner; Eudora Welty; autobiographical novel; You Can Never Go Home Again; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Ernest Hemingway; Of Time and the
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Classic Edition
Series:
Scribner Classics
Series Volume:
no. 97-1
Publication Date:
July 1997
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 28.56 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The stunning, classic coming-of-age novel written by one of America's foremost Southern writers

A legendary

"Synopsis" by , Thomas Wolfe's classic coming-of-age novel, first published in 1929, is a work of epic grandeur, evoking a time and place with extraordinary lyricism and precision. Set in Altamont, North Carolina, this semi-autobiographical novel tells the story of a restless young man who longs to escape his tumultuous family and his small town existence.
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