Look Homeward, Angel (First Edition)
by Thomas Wolfe
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The author's first book, a breathtaking autobiographical novel, generally considered his major achievement.
Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket is evenly faded on the spine panel, with chipping to the front flap fold, spine ends, and tips, light edgewear, and a number of old tape reinforcements on the verso.
Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life is a 1929 novel by Thomas Wolfe. It is Wolfe's first novel, and is considered a highly autobiographical American Bildungsroman. The character of Eugene Gant is generally believed to be a depiction of Wolfe himself. The novel covers the span of time from Gant's birth to the age of 19. The setting is the fictional town and state of Altamont, Catawba, which is considered to be a not-so-subtle mirror of his hometown, Asheville, North Carolina.
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- Look Homeward, Angel (First Edition)
- Thomas Wolfe
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- second hand
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- First Edition
- Charles Scribner's Sons
- Place of Publication
- New York
- Date Published
- Literature | Author's First Book
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