Alabama: The Southern Classics Library - Oxmoor, 1984. Leather Bound.
Printed by Kingsport Press, bound by Sherwood Bindery Division of the Kingsport Press in genuine leather with brass-die stamping in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled end papers. Cover stamping and design by Daniel B. Bianchi and Selma Ordewer.
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Full black leather; three spine bands, titles and decorations in gilt, all edges gilt with a green silt placeholder ribbon. 9.75 inches tall; 662 pages with full plate and in-text illustrations.
The text is unabridged from Text is the Scribner's 1947 original edition with the Gorsline illustrations.
New / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #17479
Thomas Wolfe’s largely autobiographical novel Look Homeward, Angel was published in 1929. Written from a third-person omniscient perspective, Look Homeward, Angel is a stream-of-consciousness narrative that focuses on the first two decades of the 20th century, including the beginning and end of World War I.
A coming-of-age story divided into three parts, Wolfe’s novel chronicles the life of the Gant family and, particularly, the growth of Eugene Gant, a character whom critics consider an extension of Wolfe. Look Homeward, Angel is set in the fictional town of Altamont as inspired by Wolfe’s hometown of Asheville, North Carolina.
Often compared to William Faulkner and James Joyce, Wolfe is known for his sprawling writing style and lengthy descriptions. He is one of North Carolina’s most renowned writers. One of the most brilliant voices of the early twentieth century who was a major influence on writers including Hunter S Thompson, Ray Bradbury and Philip Roth.