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You Can't Go Home Again (1940) [Novel]
by Thomas Wolfe Rating: Weighted - 9.2 / Average - 9.5 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

George Webber has written a successful novel about his family and hometown. When he returns to that town he is shaken by the force of outrage and hatred that greets him. Family and friends feel naked and exposed by the truths they have seen in his book, and their fury drives him from his home.

Outcast, Weber begins a search for his own identity. It takes him to New York and a hectic social whirl; to Paris with an uninhibited group of expatriots; to Berlin, lying cold and sinister under Hitler's shadow. At last Webber returns to America and rediscovers it with love, sorrow, and hope.

Original title: You Can't Go Home Again
Original languages: English

Quotes: 1 (show them)

Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Great Tales of City Dwellers (1955) [Anthology]
      Authors: F. Scott Fitzgerald , Joseph Heller , Thomas Wolfe , Carson McCullers , William Saroyan , Nelson Algren , Conrad Aiken , William Carlos Williams , Dorothy Parker , Delmore Schwartz , Budd Schulberg , Pietro Di Donato , James T. Farrell , Alice Denham , Vincent Patrick Malahan

Edition #1: You Can't Go Home Again

You Can't Go Home Again (1940)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: original
  • "If there still lingers any doubt as to Wolfe's right to a place among the immortals of American letters, this work should dispel it." Cleveland News
  • "Wolfe wrote as one inspired. No one in his generation has his command of language, his passion, his energy." The New Yorker
  • "You Can't Go Home Again will stand apart from everything else that he wrote because this is the book of a man who had come to terms with himself, who was on his way to mastery of his art, who had something profoundly important to say." New York Times Book Review
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You Can't Go Home Again (1998)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0060930055
Pages: 720

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You Can't Go Home Again (1989)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perennial Library
ISBN: 0060809868
Pages: 576

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