Web and the Rock

Web and the Rock

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by Thomas Wolfe
     
 

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George Webber, a brilliant young writer, dreams of going to New York to find fame, fortune and the love of beautiful women. The loadstone of his desire draws him irresistibly, and he leaves his North Carolina town.

Though fame proves elusive, and fortune is never his, he does find love. But it is all so different from what he imagined --

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Part Two Of Two Parts

George Webber, a brilliant young writer, dreams of going to New York to find fame, fortune and the love of beautiful women. The loadstone of his desire draws him irresistibly, and he leaves his North Carolina town.

Though fame proves elusive, and fortune is never his, he does find love. But it is all so different from what he imagined -- different, and yet more wonderful, too. This turbulent love story is the only one Thomas Wolfe ever wrote.

"Original, lifelike and poetic." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)

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Published posthumously in 1939, this novel introduces George Webber, whose saga is followed up in Wolfe's signature work, You Can't Go Home Again. The story begins with Webber's North Carolina upbringing and moves on to his relocation to New York City, where he meets wealthy socialite Esther Jack, who introduces him to a whole new world. Essential for public and academic libraries. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780060803131
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/1973
Pages:
640

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Wolfe evokes the extraordinarily vivid family of the Gants, and with equal detail, the remarkable peculiarities of small-town life and the pain and upheaval of a boy who must leave both. A classic work of American literature, Look Homeward, Angel is a passionate, stirring, and unforgettable novel.