Look Homeward, Angel

by Thomas wolfe


Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe. First UK edition. First impression from 1930 in VG condition. There is some toning to front and rear blank endpages. Other pages clean, binding firm. The jacket has some minor scuffing. Now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Look Homeward, Angel

So, 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 coming-of-age story. The character of Eugene Gant is generally believed to be a depiction of Wolfe himself. Eugene Gant, born in 1900 to hard-drinking stone-cutter Oliver and entrepreneurial Eliza, grows up in small-town America. Both lonely outsider and also passionate chronicler of American life. Eugene experiences upheaval and family tragedy before coming to realise that he must leave his home behind if he is to forge his own path in the world. This is the dazzlingly rich first novel from one of the most brilliant and mercurial voices of early twentieth century, who was a major influence on writers including Hunter S. Thompson, Ray Bradbury, Philip Roth as well as the Beats.

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