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.
"First printing, February, 1935 ... third printing, March, 1935."
"This novel is the second in a series of six ... The title of the whole work, when complete, will be the same as that of the present book, 'Of time and the river.' [The first in the series was published under title: Look homeward, angel]"--Publisher's note.
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