The Web and The Root (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Aug 4, 2009 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Shortly before his death at a tragically young age, author Thomas Wolfe presented his editor with an epic masterwork that was subsequently published as three separate novels: You Can't Go Home Again, The Hills Beyond, and The Web and the Rock.

The Web and the Root features the three initial sections of the The Web and the Rock, widely considered to be the book's strongest material. A prequel to You Can't Go Home Again, it is the story of George Webber's momentous journey from Libya Falls, North Carolina, to the Golden City of the North—offering vivid, sometimes cutting depictions of rural pleasures and small-town clannishness while exploring boundless urban possibility and the complex, violent undercurrents of the metropolis.

  

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Contents

Three OClock
15
Two Worlds Discrete
79
The Golden City
106
Aunt Mag and Uncle Mark
113
The Butcher
137
The Child by Tiger
153
Home from the Mountain
183
The Web and the World
201
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About the author (2009)

One of the most important American writers of his generation, Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) was born in Asheville, North Carolina. His other novels include Of Time and the River and Look Homeward, Angel.

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