Lost Boy (Paperback)

A Novella (Chapel Hill Books)

By Thomas Wolfe

University of North Carolina Press, 9780807844861, 95pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 1994

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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.

About the Author

James Clark teaches English at North Carolina State University.