“She was buried in his flesh. She throbbed in the beat of his pulses. She was wine in his blood, a music in his heart": First Modern Library Edition of Look Homeward, Angel; Inscribed by Thomas Wolfe

  • Look Homeward, Angel.
  • Look Homeward, Angel.

Look Homeward, Angel.

Item Number: 64534

New York: The Modern Library, 1934.

First Modern Library edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original dark blue cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Leonard Myer with best wishes from a guest in your house and someone who was invited to a grand party here- we all missed you Thomas Wolfe St. Louis Sept 19, 1935.” Very good in a very good dust jacket.

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).