Look Homeward, Angel.
by WOLFE, Thomas
- A near fine copy with bright gilt lettering, in an attractive example of the uncommon jacket. There is some chipping to the top
Rochester, New York
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About This Item
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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- book dealer
- Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books (US)
- Bookseller’s Inventory #
- Look Homeward, Angel.
- WOLFE, Thomas
- Publisher's cloth in dust jacket, preserved in a custom clamshell box.
- Book condition
- second hand - A near fine copy with bright gilt lettering, in an attractive example of the uncommon jacket. There is some chipping to the top
- First edition, first printing, in the first state of the dust ja
- Charles Scribner's Sons,
- Place of Publication
- New York:
- Date Published
- 626 pp.
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Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books
About the Seller
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