"Each moment is the fruit of forty thousand years": First Edition of Look Homeward, Angel In the Original Dust Jacket; Inscribed by Thomas Wolfe

  • Look Homeward, Angel.

Look Homeward, Angel.

Item Number: 34080

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.

First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original dark blue cloth. Signed and dated by Thomas Wolfe in 1937 on the front free endpaper. Light rubbing, near fine in the rare original dust jacket which has some professional restoration.

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).