Tobacco Road

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Caldwell's bestselling, controversial classic: the story of a Southern sharecropper family ground down by the devastation of the Great Depression Even before the Great Depression struck, Jeeter Lester and his family were desperately poor sharecroppers. But when hard times begin to affect the families that once helped support them, the Lesters slip completely into the abyss. Rather than hold on to each other for support, Jeeter, his wife Ada, and their twelve children are overcome by the fractured and violent society around them. Banned and burned when first released in 1932, Tobacco Road is a brutal examination of poverty's dehumanizing influence by one of America's great masters of political fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.
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Set during the Depression in the depleted farmlands surrounding Augusta, Georgia, Tobacco Road is the story of the Lesters, a family of white sharecroppers so destitute that most of their creditors have given up on them. Debased by poverty to an elemental state of ignorance and selfishness, the Lesters are preoccupied by their hunger, sexual longings, and fear that they will one day descend to a lower rung on the social ladder than the black families who live near them. Caldwell's skillful use of dialect and his plain style make the book one of the best examples of literary naturalism in contemporary American fiction. The novel was adapted as a successful play in 1933.
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subject_facet Domestic fiction, Electronic books, Families -- Georgia -- Fiction, Farm life -- Fiction, Farm life -- Georgia -- Fiction, Georgia -- Fiction, Literary; Fiction; Historical, Rural poor -- Fiction, Rural poor -- Georgia -- Fiction, Sharecroppers -- Fiction, Sharecroppers -- Georgia -- Fiction, Tobacco farmers -- Fiction, United States -- History -- 1919-1933 -- Fiction, United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Fiction
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title_full Tobacco Road [eBook] Caldwell, Erskine, Tobacco Road [electronic resource] Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987., Tobacco road [electronic resource] / Erskine Caldwell
title_short Tobacco Road
topic_facet Electronic books, Families, Farm life, History, Rural poor, Sharecroppers, Social conditions, Tobacco farmers