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Book Information: Look Homeward, Angel

Look Homeward, Angel (1929) [Novel]
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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.

Original title: Look Homeward, Angel
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Look Homeward, Angel

Look Homeward, Angel (1929)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: original
Blurbs:
  • "A book of great drive and vigor, of profound originality, of rich and variant color...As interesting and powerful a book as has been made out of the circumstances of provincial American life...At once enormously sensuous, full of the joy and gusto of life, and shrinkingly sensitive...To be savored slowly and reread." The New York Times
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Look Homeward, Angel (2006)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 0743297318
Pages: 544

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Look Homeward, Angel (1995)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 0684804433
Pages: 544

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Look Homeward, Angel (1970)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages: 563

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