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“Love to visit this angel!”
Review of Stone Angel

Stone Angel
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Owner description: The angel that Thomas Wolfe described in his book "Look Homeward Angel" is located close to his memorial.
Lisbon, Portugal
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100 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Love to visit this angel!”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

From what I have read, this angel was purchased/shipped from France by Thomas Wolfe's father who sold cemetery memorials in Asheville. Thomas Wolfe's dad had it on the steps of his shop for many years before selling it
for this memorial
in Hendersonville. It is a beautiful angel and worth a quick stop.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Hendersonville, NC
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Worth a quick visit.”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Not really much to see except the monument itself. If you are interested in local history or Thomas Wolfe it is worth a stop.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank 404Traveler404
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Asheville, North Carolina
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“worth the trip”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

This is the famous "look homeward angel" sculpture that inspired Thomas Wolfe. Although it was surprisingly small to me, it is a lovely sculpture that caused a great emotional response for me.

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1 Thank Kcmink
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37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“So glad I found it”
Reviewed 7 July 2012 via mobile

The eyes of the angle look steadfastly at the grave beneath her. It is beautiful.

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4 Thank Becky P
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70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wolfe's Angel”
Reviewed 8 June 2012 via mobile

It's nice to see a bit of literary history for free. Oakdale Cemetary is across the road from a school. So traffic can be a bit heavy.

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Thank Telozgirl
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