Of time and the river; a legend of man's hunger in his youth

Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938

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  • Creator by Thomas Wolfe ..
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1935.
  • Physical Details
    • 7 preliminary leaves, 3-912 pages 22 cm
  • ISBNs 0684147394, 9780684147390
  • OCLC ocm01387489, ocm01387489


  • 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.
  • Sequel to: Look homeward angel.
  • Also issued online.


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