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Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life by Thomas Wolfe - First Edition - 1930 - from Appledore Books, ABAA (SKU: 18735)

Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life

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Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life

by Thomas Wolfe

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  • hardcover
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Very Good +/Very Good
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London: William Heinemann, Ltd, 1930. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. A solid, very presentable copy of the 1930 1st UK edition, with additional passages that were left out of the American edition. Tight and VG+ (with bright gilt-titling along the spine) in a crisp, VG to VG+ dustjacket, with very light soiling to the front panel, mild darkening along the spine and very light chipping at its crown. Thick octavo, the elegant 1st British edition of Thomas Wolfe's first published novel.

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
Appledore Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
18735
Title
Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life
Author
Thomas Wolfe
Format/binding
Cloth
Book condition
Used - Very Good +
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
William Heinemann, Ltd
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1930
Keywords
rare modern first editions, rare modern literature, rare Thomas Wolfe, rare author first books, rare Bristh editions of American novels
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Literature;

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