Look Homeward, Angel 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.

- 1929

The 182nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 5th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  2. - 8th on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  3. - 15th on The Best Southern Novels of All Time (Oxford American)
  4. - 76th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  5. - 95th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  6. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  7. - Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography (Pulitzer Prize)
  8. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Look Homeward, Angel Paperback 30053 $12.30 $2.89 2006
Look Homeward, Angel Paperback 1357649 $2.73 $0.01 1995
Look Homeward, Angel Audio CD 4873702 $161.70
Look Homeward, Angel Kindle Edition 23050 $5.99 2012
Look Homeward, Angel Mass Market Paperback 315658 $6.92 $0.01 1982
Look Homeward, Angel (Scribner Classics) Hardcover 338853 $21.82 $7.55 1997
Look Homeward, Angel (Twentieth Century Classics) Paperback 1180064 $1.76 1990
Look Homeward, Angel: a Story of the Buried Life Paperback 8580215 $0.42 1929
Schau heimwärts, Engel Paperback 8975292 $17.01 2011
Look Homeward, Angel Part 1 Of 2 Audio Cassette 5237346 $1,899.97 1995
Look Homeward, Angel Kindle Edition 88159 $2.99 2014
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Look Homeward, Angel Part 2 Of 2 Audio Cassette 4315139 $999.11 $999.11 1995
Look Homeward, Angel, Notes From the Editors, From the Limited Edition Collection, the 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature Paperback 811639 $3.95 $5.00 1977
Look Homeward, Angel Kindle Edition 140099 $11.76 1997
Angelo, guarda il passato [Look Homeward, Angel] Audible Audio Edition 179308 $2.95 2011