U.S. writer. Born in Asheville, N.C., Wolfe studied at the Univ. of N. Carolina and moved to New York City in 1923 and taught at NYU while working at writing plays. Look Homeward, Angel (1929), his first and best-known novel, and Of Time and the River (1935) are thinly veiled autobiography. In The Story of a Novel (1936) he describes the close working relation with M. Perkins that shaped the chaotic manuscripts for both books into publishable form. His short stories were collected in From Death to Morning (1935). After his death at 37 from tuberculosis, the novels The Web and the Rock (1939) and You Can't Go Home Again (1940) were among the works extracted from the manuscripts he left. British army commander. After a distinguished military career in Europe, in 1758 he helped lead Gen. J. Amherst's successful expedition against the French on Cape Breton Island. In 1759 he was appointed commander of the British army on its mission to capture Quebec from the French. In the ensuing Battle of Quebec, he defeated the French in a battle lasting less than an hour. He died of his third wound received in the battle, but after having learned of Quebec's surrender.