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Wolfe, Thomas 1900-1938

Overview
Works: 2,026 works in 4,511 publications in 24 languages and 140,586 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Domestic fiction  Drama  History  Diaries  Poetry  Autobiographical fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Contributor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: PS3545.O337, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Thomas Wolfe
 
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Look homeward, angel : a story of the buried life by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

433 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 8,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elaborate and moving coming-of-age story about Eugene Gant, a restless and energetic character whose passion to experience life takes him from his small, rural hometown in North Carolina to Harvard University and the city of Boston. The novel's pattern is artfully simple--a small town, a large family, high school and college--yet the characters are monumental in their graphic individuality and personality
You can't go home again by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

222 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 5,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel was published posthumously in 1940 after heavy editing by Edward Aswell. Like Wolfe's other works, it is largely autobiographical and provides a glimpse into life in the 1930s. As the sequel to 'The Web and the Rock' (1939), this book continues the story of the main character, George Webber. George has written a successful novel about his family and hometown. When he returns to that town he is shaken by the force of the outrage and hatred that greets him. Family and friends feel naked and exposed by the truths they have seen in his book, and their fury drives him from his home. He begins a search for his own identity that takes him to New York and a hectic social whirl; to Paris with an uninhibited group of expatriates; to Berlin, lying cold and sinister under Hitler's shadow. At last Webber returns to America and rediscovers it with love, sorrow, and hope
Of time and the river; a legend of man's hunger in his youth by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

101 editions published between 1930 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book chronicles the maturing of Wolfe's autobiographical character, Eugene Gant, in his desperate search for fulfillment, making his way from small-town North Carolina to the wider world of Harvard University, New York City, and Europe
The web and the rock by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

164 editions published between 1937 and 2000 in 8 languages and held by 3,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Webber, a man raised and schooled in the south, moves to New York City where he aspires to become a successful writer, but his ambition is sidetracked when he becomes tragically obsessed with the beautiful, wealthy, and married socialite Esther Jack
The hills beyond by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

95 editions published between 1935 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 2,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The unfinished novel from which this collection of sketches, stories, and novellas takes its title was Wolfe's final effort. It tells the story of the Joyner family, Goerge Webber's maternal ancestors, in pre - Civil War North Carolina and illustrates Wolfe's fine sense of family traits rooted in a traceable past. "Chickamauga" is the superb Civil War tale that Wolfe received from his great-uncle; "The Lost Boy" renders a second, more tender treatment of the death of young Grover Gant; and "The Return of the Prodigal" describes Eugene Gant's imagined and then actual revisit to Altamont when he is a famous author."--Jacket
From death to morning by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

92 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No door.--Death the proud brother.--The face of the war.--Only the dead know Brooklyn.--Dark in the forest, strange as time.--The four lost men.--Gulliver.--The bums at sunset.--One of the girls in our party.--The far and the near.--In the park.--The men of Old Catawba.--Circus at dawn.--The web of earth
The complete short stories of Thomas Wolfe by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

43 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the short fiction of the famous North Carolinian author
A stone, a leaf, a door; poems by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

38 editions published between 1941 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short novels by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The face of a nation; poetical passages from the writings of Thomas Wolfe by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

27 editions published between 1939 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firma de Mary A. Van Orsdell
The Thomas Wolfe reader by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good child's river by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of Esther Jack and her circle of friends in turn-of-the-century New York
O lost : a story of the buried life by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The editing of Thomas Wolfe's first novel, originally titled "O Lost," has been the subject of literary argument since its 1929 publication in abridged form as Look Homeward, Angel. This powerful coming-of-age novel tells the rich story of Eugene Gant, a young North Carolina man who longs to escape the confines of his small-town life and his tumultuous family. At the insistence of Maxwell Perkins, the legendary editor at Charles Scribner's Sons, Wolfe cut the typescript by 22 percent. Sixty-six thousand words were omitted for reasons of propriety and publishing economics, as well as to remove material deemed expendable by Perkins. Published for the first time on October 3, 2000 - the centenary of Wolfe's birth - O Lost presents the complete text of the novel's manuscript." "For seventy years Wolfe scholars have speculated about the merits of the unpublished complete work and about the editorial process - particularly the reputed collaboration of Perkins and Wolfe. In order to present this classic novel in its original form as Wolfe wrote it, Arlyn and Matthew J. Bruccoli have established the text from the carbon copy of the typescript and from Wolfe's pencil manuscript. In addition to restoring passages omitted from Look Homeward, Angel, the editors have corrected errors introduced by the typist and other mistakes in the original text and have explicated problematic readings. An introduction and appendices - including textual, bibliographical, and explanatory notes - reconstruct Wolfe's process of creation and place it in the context of the publishing process."--Jacket
The lost boy : a novella by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told from four perspectives, each articulating the sentiments of a different family member, the story captures the experiences of growing up in a mountain town of North Carolina at the turn of the century
The party at Jack's by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and German and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1937, Thomas Wolfe was in the North Carolina mountains revising a piece about a party and subsequent fire at the Park Avenue penthouse apartment of the fictional Esther and Frederick Jack. He wrote to his agent, Elizabeth Nowell, "I think it is now a single thing, as much a single thing as anything I've ever written." Wolfe's novella affords a significant glimpse of a Depression era New York inhabited by Wall Street wheelers and dealers and the theatrical and artistic elite. Wolfe describes the Jacks and their social circle with lavish attention to mannerisms, clothing, furnishings, and other trappings of wealth and privilege, and he spreads before readers a table groaning with sumptuous food. The sharply drawn contrast between the decadence of the party-goers and the struggles of the working classes in the streets below reveals Wolfe's gifts as both a writer and a sharp social critic
The mountains; a play in one act. The mountains; a drama in three acts and a prologue by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to our city : a play in ten scenes by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A western journal; a daily log of the great parks trip, June 20-July 2, 1938 by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

20 editions published between 1939 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Thomas Wolfe by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

18 editions published between 1946 and 1950 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mannerhouse : a play in a prologue and three acts by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

37 editions published between 1900 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Thomas Clayton Wolfe amerykański powieściopisarz

Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Wolfe Amerikaans schrijver

Thomas Wolfe amerikansk poet och författare

Thomas Wolfe amerikansk poet og skribent

Thomas Wolfe scrittore e poeta statunitense

Thomas Wolfe US-amerikanischer Romanschriftsteller

Vulf, Tomas.

Vulf, Tomas 1900-1938

Wolfe-Ryan, ... 1900-1938

Wolfe, Thomas C. 1900-1938

Wolfe , Thomas Clayton

Wolfe Thomas Clayton 1900-1938

Wolfe, Tom 1900-1938

Томас Вулф

Томас Улф

Թոմաս Վուլֆ

וולף, תומס 1900־1938

תומאס וולף

توماس كلايتون وولف

توماس وولف، 1900-1938

توماس وولف نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی

ولف، توماس، 1900-1938

토머스 울프

ウルフ, トマス

トーマス・ウルフ

湯瑪斯·沃爾夫

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You can't go home againOf time and the river; a legend of man's hunger in his youthThe web and the rockThe hills beyondFrom death to morningThe complete short stories of Thomas WolfeShort novelsThe good child's river