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Look Homeward, Angel

A Story of the Buried Life
Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938 (Book - 2006 )
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A Southern family with a great appetite for living is dominated by the father until an older son, Eugene, is able to free himself from his rural North Carolina hometown to seek the challenges of an Ivy League education and big city life.

Baker
& Taylor

A Southern family with a great appetite for living is dominated by the father until an older son, Eugene, is able to free himself from his rural North Carolina hometown to seek the challenges of an Ivy League education and big city life. Reissue. 75,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
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.

Authors: Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938
Statement of Responsibility: Thomas Wolfe ; with an introduction by Robert Morgan and an introduction by Maxwell E. Perkins
Title: Look homeward, angel
a story of the buried life
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2006
Edition: 1st Scribner trade paperback ed
Characteristics: xxix, 512 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes: Reading group guide: p. [509]-512
Originally published: c1929, renewed 1957
Subject Headings: Mountain life Fiction North Carolina Fiction Boys Fiction
Genre/Form: Autobiographical fiction
Bildungsromans
Topical Term: Mountain life
Boys
ISBN: 0743297318
9780743297318
Branch Call Number: FIC W
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