Thomas Wolfe

A Writer's Life

By Ted Mitchell

Thomas Wolfe

136 pp., 6 x 9, 54 halftones, appends., notes, index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-3810-2
    Published: January 1999

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The first novelist from North Carolina to become an influential voice in American literature, Thomas Wolfe was an imaginative and persuasive fictional writer. Hailing from Asheville, North Carolina, Thomas Wolfe is best known for his vivid portrayal of life in the mountains during the twentieth century. Published in 1999, Thomas Wolfe: A Writer’s Life explores Wolfe’s life and career spanning from 1900 until his early death in 1938. The author, Ted Mitchell, was a historic site interpreter at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site in Asheville. An earlier edition of this work was published by the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site without the interpretation of Mitchell.

About the Author

Ted Mitchell was a historic site interpreter at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site for more than thirteen years, and was a prolific writer in regards to the life and works of Thomas Wolfe. Mitchell produced more than thirty books and articles on the subject including, Thomas Wolfe: A Writer’s Life and Windows of the Heart: The Correspondence of Thomas Wolfe and Margaret Roberts. Mitchell was the director of the annual Thomas Wolfe festival in Asheville, North Carolina. He was the face and personality of the Wolfe Memorial site. He passed away on December 6, 2008, at the age of 59.
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