LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL: A Story of the Buried Life by Thomas Wolfe

LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL: A Story of the Buried Life

byThomas Wolfe

Kobo ebook | December 1, 2012

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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.  The character of Eugene Gant is generally believed to be a depiction of Wolfe himself. The novel covers the span of time from Eugene's birth to the age of 19. The setting is the fictional town and state of Altamont, Catawba, a fictionalization of his home town, Asheville, North Carolina.

Wolfe is often characterized as a romantic due to the power of his emotionally charged, sprawling style. Look Homeward, Angel is written in a "stream of consciousness" narrative reminiscent of James Joyce.


The book is divided into three parts, with a total of forty chapters. The first 90 pages of the book deal with an early biography of Gant's parents, very closely based on the actual history of Wolfe's own mother and father. It begins with his father, Oliver's decision to become a stone cutter after seeing a statue of a stone angel. Wikipedia

Title:LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL: A Story of the Buried LifeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 1, 2012Publisher:Download eBooksLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990006239201

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