The Web And The Rock Author:Thomas Wolfe The Web and the Rock is the first of two novels which Thomas Wolfe completed a few months before his early death at the age of 38. — It is the story of George Webber, a writer (the Eugene Grant of Wolfe's earlier novels), who arrives in New York from "old Catawba," becomes a college instructor and has a tempestuous l... more »ove affair with Esther Jack, a wealthy theatrical figure. When George sees this love as part of the ensnaring web of his life, he leaves Esther and goes to Europe, pursuing the strength of vision - the rock - symbolized by his father.
This novel is considered part of one extended, passionate autobiography, comprised of Wolfe's four novels. It is a work charged with anger, aspiration, and the self-destructive momentum of Wolfe's own life.« less