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Wolfe, Thomas 1900-1938

Works: 2,510 works in 5,592 publications in 24 languages and 147,118 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographical fiction  Biographies  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Short stories  Literature  Drama 
Roles: Author, Contributor, wst, Other, Creator, Composer, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Arranger, Speaker
Classifications: PS3545.O337, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Thomas Wolfe
Look homeward, angel : a story of the buried life by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

400 editions published between 1926 and 2019 in 17 languages and held by 8,194 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 )

257 editions published between 1934 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 5,389 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
The web and the rock by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

185 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,794 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
Of time and the river; a legend of man's hunger in his youth by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

96 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,084 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 hills beyond by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

99 editions published between 1935 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 2,611 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 )

96 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,002 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 )

41 editions published between 1947 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,741 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 )

42 editions published between 1939 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasury of short stories : favorites of the past hundred years from Turgenev to Thurber, from Balzac to Hemingway ; with biographical sketches of the authors by Bernardine Kielty( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Ivan IIyich; a day in the country, two little soldiers; Quattrocentisteria; the secret sharer; the pace of youth; the coming-out of Maggie; the voice in the night; the old hunter; the doll's house; Babylon Revistied; a telephone call
The lost boy : a novella by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

34 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,145 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 Thomas Wolfe reader by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in English and French and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited, with introduction and notes, by C. Hugh Holman
The face of a nation; poetical passages from the writings of Thomas Wolfe by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

18 editions published between 1939 and 1953 in English and French and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the novels of Thomas Wolfe chosen for their poetic character
Short novels by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

7 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O lost : a story of the buried life by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,052 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 crack-up by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

6 editions published between 1945 and 1956 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A New directions book."
The good child's river by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of Esther Jack and her circle of friends in turn-of-the-century New York
Mannerhouse : a play in a prologue and four acts by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

30 editions published between 1948 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The party at Jack's by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and German and held by 758 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 )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and French and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The action of Welcome to Our City centers on a scheme of the town fathers and real estate promoters of Altamont, a small southern city, to snatch up all the property in a centrally located black district, evict the tenants, tear down their houses and shops, and build a new white residential section in its place. When the blacks, under the angry leadership of a strong-willed doctor, resist eviction, a race riot breaks out, shattering both the precarious social balance of the city and the progressive dreams of Altamont's boosters. Building on this plot, Wolfe guides his audience through the back rooms, stately homes, and slums of Altamont, contrasting tradition-bound southern characters with a new breed of life drawn from the vast menagerie of 1920s Mam Street America: fact-spouting yes-men, hypocritical religious leaders, anti-intellectual professors, provincial country club matrons, and image-conscious politicians. --
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Look homeward, angel : a story of the buried life
You can't go home againThe web and the rockOf time and the river; a legend of man's hunger in his youthThe hills beyondFrom death to morningThe complete short stories of Thomas WolfeThe lost boy : a novellaShort novels
Alternative Names

controlled identityWolfe (Family : Asheville, N.C.)

Clayton Wolfe, Thomas 1900-1938

Thomas Clayton Wolfe amerykański powieściopisarz

Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Wolfe Ameerika Ühendriikide kirjanik

Thomas Wolfe American writer

Thomas Wolfe americký spisovateľ

Thomas Wolfe Amerikaans schrijver

Thomas Wolfe amerikansk poet och författare

Thomas Wolfe amerikansk poet og skribent

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Thomas Wolfe scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Thomas Wolfe scrittore e poeta statunitense

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Thomas Wolfe US-amerikanischer Romanschriftsteller

Thomas Wolfe yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Vulf, Tomas.

Vulf, Tomas 1900-1938

Vulfas T.

Vulfas Tomas

Wolfe-Ryan, .. 1900-1938

Wolfe T. писатель 1900-1938

Wolfe, Thomas 1900-1938

Wolfe, Thomas C. 1900-1938

Wolfe Thomas Clayton

Wolfe Thomas Clayton 1900-1938

Wolfe, Tom 1900-1938

Wolfe писатель

Вулф писатель

Вулф, Т 1900-1938 писатель

Вулф Т. К. писатель 1900-1938

Вулф Т. писатель 1900-1938

Вулф Томас

Вулф, Томас 1900-1938

Томас Вулф

Томас Вулф американський письменник

Томас Улф

Томас Улф американски драматург, поет и писател

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וולף, תומס 1900־1938

תומאס וולף

תומאס וולף סופר אמריקאי

توماس كلايتون وولف

توماس كلايتون وولف كاتب أمريكي

توماس ولف

توماس وولف، 1900-1938

توماس وولف نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی

ولف، توماس، 1900-1938

თომას ვულფი ამერიკელი მწერალი

울프, T 1900-1938

울프, 토마스 1900-1938

울프, 토머스 1900-1938

울프, 토머스 클레이턴 1900-1938

토머스 울프

ウルフ, トマス




沃尓夫, 托马斯