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: 76,720

Product description

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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"As so many other American boys had before and have since, I discovered a version of myself in "Look Homeward, Angel," and I became intoxicated with the elevated, poetic prose." -- Robert Morgan, author of "Gap Creek"