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Lost Boy A Novella

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ISBN-10: 0807844861

ISBN-13: 9780807844861

Edition: 1994

Authors: Thomas Wolfe, James W. Clark, Ed Lindlof

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Thomas Wolfe's The Lost Boy is a captivating and poignant retelling of an episode from Wolfe's childhood. The story of Wolfe's brother Grover and his trip to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair is told from four perspectives, each articulating the sentiments of a different family member. The Lost Boy also captures beautifully the experiences of growing up at the turn of the century and the exhilaration and loss of childhood. For this illustrated edition, James Clark unearthed Wolfe's original manuscript, which was first published in the 1930s in a heavily abridged form.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 8/26/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 95
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Thomas Wolfe was born in Asheville, North Carolina. He received his M.A. from Harvard University, taught at New York University from 1924 to 1930, and traveled abroad when he could. His long autobiographical series of novels begins with Look Homeward, Angel published in 1929, an account of a sensitive young man named Eugene Gant. Eugene's story is continued in Of Time and the River, publishing in 1935, in which a publisher's note announced that "this novel is the second in a series of six" and gave the six titles. Wolfe lived to complete only four. Hurt and troubled by widespread rumors that his undisciplined manuscripts had been shaped into publishable form by Scribner's famous editor…