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Look Homeward, Angel. by  Thomas Wolfe - Signed First Edition - 1929 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 125635)

Look Homeward, Angel.

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Look Homeward, Angel.

by Wolfe, Thomas

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About This Item

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition of the author's classic work. Octavo, original dark blue cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, "To Jo Dauber with thanks for dragging me in. Thomas Wolfe, Nov. 27, 1929." Near fine in a very good first-issue dust jacket with the photograph of Wolfe by Doris Ulmann. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example, uncommon in this condition and signed. American novelist, Thomas Wolfe "made it possible to believe that the stuff of life, with all its awe and mystery and magic, could by some strange alchemy be transmuted to the page" (William Gay). "Look Homeward, Angel is one of the most important novels of my life. . . . It's a wonderful story for any young person burning with literary ambition, but it also speaks to the longings of our whole lives; I'm still moved by Wolfe's ability to convey the human appetite for understanding and experience" (Elizabeth Kostova).

Synopsis

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 Bildungsroman. The character of Eugene Gant is generally believed to be a depiction of Wolfe himself. The novel covers the span of time from Gant's birth to the age of 19. The setting is the fictional town and state of Altamont, Catawba, which is considered to be a not-so-subtle mirror of his hometown, Asheville, North Carolina.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
125635
Title
Look Homeward, Angel.
Author
Wolfe, Thomas
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1929
Keywords
Angel, first edition, Look Homeward, Rare, Thomas Wolfe First Edition Signed

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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morocco
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title page
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First Edition
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jacket
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clamshell box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with... [More]
Cloth
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inscribed
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fine
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octavo
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