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Thomas Wolfe

1900 - 1938

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Thomas Clayton Wolfe (October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938) was an American novelist of the early 20th century.Wolfe wrote four lengthy novels as well as many short stories, dramatic works, and novellas. He is known for mixing highly original, poetic, rhapsodic, and impressionistic prose with autobiographical writing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Wolfe has received more than 4,075,725 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Thomas Wolfe is the 590th most popular writer (down from 418th in 2019), the 629th most popular biography from United States (down from 402nd in 2019) and the 65th most popular American Writer.

Thomas Wolfe is most famous for his autobiographical novel, "Look Homeward, Angel."

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  • 2.91

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Among writers, Thomas Wolfe ranks 590 out of 5,755Before him are Franz Werfel, Pietro Metastasio, Gustav Meyrink, August Wilhelm Schlegel, Eduardo Galeano, and Philip Larkin. After him are Ferenc Molnár, Ausonius, Tirso de Molina, Arthur Koestler, Samuel Butler, and Eugène Sue.

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Among people born in 1900, Thomas Wolfe ranks 28Before him are Hans Fritzsche, Giorgos Seferis, Hans Adolf Krebs, Kurt Weill, Eyvind Johnson, and Jan Oort. After him are Richard Kuhn, Edith Frank, Mahavatar Babaji, Chiune Sugihara, W. Edwards Deming, and Karl Wolff. Among people deceased in 1938, Thomas Wolfe ranks 22Before him are Carl von Ossietzky, Genrikh Yagoda, Marie of Romania, Muhammad Iqbal, Suzanne Valadon, and Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia. After him are Maud of Wales, Osip Mandelstam, Vasily Blyukher, Christian Lous Lange, Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and Bruno Taut.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Wolfe ranks 629 out of 18,182Before him are Ted Kennedy (1932), Jeff Goldblum (1952), Donna Summer (1948), Telly Savalas (1922), Jonas Salk (1914), and Robert Wagner (1930). After him are Raquel Welch (1940), Talia Shire (1946), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), John Browning (1855), Michael Crichton (1942), and Martha Graham (1894).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Thomas Wolfe ranks 65Before him are Sidney Sheldon (1917), T. S. Eliot (1888), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Washington Irving (1783), Eugene O'Neill (1888), and Theodore Dreiser (1871). After him are Michael Crichton (1942), Anne Rice (1941), Robert Ludlum (1927), John Irving (1942), Thomas Harris (1940), and Robert E. Howard (1906).