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Nice copy of the first book from this acclaimed American novelist of the early 20th century. 1957 reprint edition. Fine binding. Leather spine and tips over marble boards. Hubbed spine with gilt lettering. Square and tightly bound. Spine sunned a bit. Interior very clean and crisp.
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Look Homeward, Angel is an elaborate and moving coming-of-age story about Eugene Gant, a restless and energetic character whose passion to experience life takes him from his small, rural hometown in North Carolina to Harvard University and the city of Boston. The novel's pattern is artfully simple -- a small town, a large family, high school and college -- yet the characters are monumental in their graphic individuality and personality.
Through his rich, ornate prose, Wolfe evokes the extraordinarily vivid family of the Gants, and with equal detail, the remarkable peculiarities of small-town life and the pain and upheaval of a boy who must leave both. A classic work of American literature, Look Homeward, Angel is a passionate, stirring, and unforgettable novel.About the Author:
Thomas Wolfe (1900–1938) was born in Asheville, North Carolina, and educated at the University of North Carolina and Harvard University. He taught English at New York University and traveled extensively in Europe and America. Wolfe created his legacy as a classic American novelist with Look Homeward, Angel; Of Time and the River; A Stone, a Leaf, a Door; and From Death to Morning.
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Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, 1979. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0684106787
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0684106787