The Lost Boy Author:Thomas Wolfe Thomas Wolfe was thirty-seven years old when he died on September 15, 1938, Nine years before, in 1929, he had published his first book and had been widely acclaimed as one of the most promising writers of his generation. J.B. Priestley has said that he thinks Wolfe must have known his time was short and that that is why he lived and worked so f... more »uriously. However this may be, nine years were all he had in which to realize his promise, and during those years he performed creative labors that would have taxed the full life span of most authors.
The material presented in this volume ... is published because it deserves to stand beside the other books of Thomas Wolfe. Some of his finest short stories are here. Some of the pieces also have considerable biographical interest. All of them fit somewhere into the single unified pattern of his work.
The ten stories are: "The Lost Boy", "No Cure for It", "Gentlemen of the Press", "A Kinsman of His Blood", "Chickamauga", "The Return of the Prodigal", On Leprechauns", "Portrait of a Literary Critic", "The Lion at Morning", and "God's Lonely Man". Also includes a 38-page essay on Thomas Wolfe by Edward C. Aswell.« less