Look Homeward, Angel

Look Homeward, Angel

A Story of the Buried Life

Book - 2006
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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.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2006, c2000
Edition: 1st Scribner trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9780743297318
Characteristics: xxix, 512 p. ; 23 cm


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Jan 15, 2017

A pretentious tome that is filled with private imagery that strikes few if any notes with me. A real slog to get through and I felt exhausted at the end.

sarahjanefleury Jun 27, 2012

Referred to in The Lacuna by Kingsolver


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