Angle Of Repose Study Guides

  • Angle of Repose


    Angle of Repose is a novel by Wallace Stegner published in 1971. The novel follows Lyman Ward, a historian who has been paralyzed by a degenerative illness. Having become alienated from his family, he turns back towards his past, writing a biography of his grandmother who lived on the frontier. Based partly on actual historical letters by Mary Hallock, Ward's history presents a realistic account of life in the West and Mexico, albeit an account tainted by Ward's own disappointment in life.