Look Homeward, Angel
The stunning, classic coming-of-age novel written by one of America's foremost Southern writers
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - knightlight777 - LibraryThing
I am not sure why I waited so long to pick up Thomas Wolfe. I had seen it on various lists to read, its importance. And so I got to experience something I had not encountered much before. I don't ... Read full review
Review: Look Homeward, AngelUser Review - Eric Kibler - Goodreads
The quintessential American autobiographical coming-of-age novel. Thomas Wolfe was born in 1900. So was his fictional surrogate, Eugene Gant. Wolfe grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, a city nestled ... Read full review