Scriner's and Sons.New York, 1935. Scriner's and Sons. New York 1935. Library of congress has.
It is a fictionalized autobiography, using the name Eugene Gant for Wolfe's, detailing the protagonist's early and mid-twenties, during which time the character attends Harvard University, moves to New York City and teaches English at a university there, and travels overseas with the character Francis Starwick Francis Starwick was based on Wolfe's friend, playwright Kenneth Raisbeck The novel was published by Scribners and edited by Maxwell Perkins
The narrative of Of Time and the River closely follows the events of Wolfe's own life from 1920 to 1925 The novel, which ran to 912 pages in its first edition, is divided into eight books, the titles of which are borrowed from myths and legends that provide insight into the various stages of Eugene's pilgrimage When the story opens, Eugene is preparing to board a northbound train that will take him from his hometown of Altamont, Catawba (modeled after Wolfe's hometown of Asheville, North Carolina) to Harvard University, where he intends to study writing in a graduate program Along the way, Eugene stops to visit his dying father in a Baltimore hospital; Wolfe's account of Old Gant's traumatic death from cancer later in the novel is considered one of the work's most powerful scenes After three years at Harvard, Eugene returns to Altamont for a summer, awaiting news from a Broadway producer to whom he has submitted one of his plays
This book is difficult to assert its history, this is what I was able tofind from the lIbrary of Congress
Description 7 p l, 3-912 p 22 cm LC classification S3545O337 O4 1935 LC copy PS3545O337 O4 1935 Copy 3 Copy 3 Dust jacket Purchase, Sept 16, 1943 (DLC #3773B26)
PS3545O337 O4 1935 Copy 4
PS3545O337 O4 1935 Copy 7 Copy 7 Dust jacket Gift of Herman Finkelstein, Dec 30, 1980
Herman Finkelstein Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
Young men--United States--Fiction
"First printing, February, 1935 third printing, March, 1935"