Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life

Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life

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By (author) Thomas Wolfe, Introduction by Robert Morgan, Introduction by Maxwell E Perkins

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  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 201mm x 30mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 10 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0743297318
  • ISBN 13: 9780743297318
  • Sales rank: 79,321

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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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""Look Homeward, Angel" is one of the most important novels of my life. . . . It's a wonderful story for any young person burning with literary ambition, but it also speaks to the longings of our whole lives; I'm still moved by Wolfe's ability to convey the human appetite for understanding and experience." -- Elizabeth Kostova, author of "The Historian"