Shortly before his death at a tragically young age, author Thomas Wolfe presented his editor with an epic masterwork that was subsequently published as three separate novels: You Can't Go Home Again, The Hills Beyond, and The Web and the Rock.
The Web and the Root features the three initial sections of the The Web and the Rock, widely considered to be the book's strongest material. A prequel to You Can't Go Home Again, it is the story of George Webber's momentous journey from Libya Falls, North Carolina, to the Golden City of the North—offering vivid, sometimes cutting depictions of rural pleasures and small-town clannishness while exploring boundless urban possibility and the complex, violent undercurrents of the metropolis.
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About the Author
One of the most important American writers of his generation, Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) was born in Asheville, North Carolina. His other novels include Of Time and the River and Look Homeward, Angel.
Date of Birth:October 3, 1900
Date of Death:September 15, 1938
Place of Birth:Asheville, North Carolina
Place of Death:Baltimore, Maryland
Education:B.A., University of North Carolina, 1920; M.A., Harvard University, 1922; further graduate study, 1923
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“Among his and my contemporaries, I ranked Wolfe first.”
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