"there's no need for algebra where two and two make five": First Edition of Thomas Wolfe’s Classic Novel Look Homeward, Angel

  • Look Homeward, Angel.

Look Homeward, Angel.


Item Number: 2137

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.

First edition. Octavo, original dark blue cloth. In excellent condition with some wear to the spine and spine tips. Overall, a pleasing copy of this literary highspot.

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).

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