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Look Homeward, Angel
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Look Homeward, Angel Paperback - 2006

by Thomas Wolfe

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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The spectacular, history-making first novel about a young man's coming of age by literary legend Thomas Wolfe, first published in 1929 and long considered a classic of twentieth century literature. 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.

First line

A destiny that leads the English to the Dutch is strange enough; but one that leads from Epsom into Pennsylvania, and thence into the hills that shut in Altamont over the proud coral cry of the cock, and the soft stone smile of an angel, is touched by that dark miracle of chance which makes new magic in a dusty world.

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  • Title Look Homeward, Angel
  • Author Thomas Wolfe
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition First Trade Pape
  • Pages 544
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Scribner Book Company, New York
  • Date 2006-10-10
  • Features Price on Product - Canadian
  • ISBN 9780743297318 / 0743297318
  • Weight 1.24 lbs (0.56 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.98 x 6.08 x 1.26 in (22.81 x 15.44 x 3.20 cm)
  • Reading level 1010
  • Themes
    • Topical: Coming of Age
  • Library of Congress subjects Boys, Bildungsromans
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC
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