Sprawling, stylistically rich American novel about a family, its traumas and thrills, and young man’s urge to see the world beyond home. Transcends time and place to address such themes as man, man’s faith, familial love, raucous joy, education, mortal crisis and death. By the author of You Can’t Go Home Again and Of Time and the River, Wolfe, the book has never been out of print, and is the cornerstone of The Thomas Wolfe Society, one of the foremost book societies in the world devoted to a single author. Written in 1929, Look Homeward, Angel almost won the Pulitzer. Wolfe himself died in 1938, age 37.