Look Homeward, Angel

Look Homeward, Angel

A Story of the Buried Life

Book - 1995
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A family with a great appetite for living is dominated by the father until an older son, Eugene is able to free himself

Simon and Schuster
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.

Publisher: New York : Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1995
Edition: 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction ed
ISBN: 9780684804439
Characteristics: xiv, 522 p. ; 21 cm


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Jan 15, 2017

A pretentious tome that is filled with private imagery that strikes few if any notes with me. A real slog to get through and I felt exhausted at the end.

sarahjanefleury Jun 27, 2012

Referred to in The Lacuna by Kingsolver


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