The Web and the Root

By Thomas Wolfe
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061579554, 346pp.)

Publication Date: August 2009

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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.

About the Author
Suzanne Stutman, editor of "My Other Loneliness: Letters of Thomas Wolfe and Aline Bernstein", is professor of English and American studies at Pennsylvania State University, Ogontz Campus. She is currently completing editorial work on "The Party at Jack's", another Wolfe manuscript.
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