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The Resource Tobacco road, Erskine Caldwell ; foreword by Lewis Nordan

Tobacco road, Erskine Caldwell ; foreword by Lewis Nordan

Label
Tobacco road
Title
Tobacco road
Statement of responsibility
Erskine Caldwell ; foreword by Lewis Nordan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A tale of violence and sex among rural poor in the American South, the novel was highly controversial in its time. It is the story of Georgia sharecropper Jeeter Lester and his family, who are trapped by the bleak economic conditions of the Depression as well as by their own limited intelligence and destructive sexuality. Its tragic ending is almost foreordained by the characters' inability to change their lives. Caldwell's skillful use of dialect and his plain style made the book one of the best examples of literary naturalism in contemporary American fiction
Summary
The Depression has hit the depleted farmlands of Augusta, Georgia, hard. For the Lester family, grinding poverty has become a way of life. Trapped by ignorance and selfishness, the Lesters are torn between surrendering to their hunger and sexual longings, and the fear that they may be slipping even lower than they already are in society's eyes
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018457
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.52
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3505.A322
LC item number
T6 1995b
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Tobacco road, Erskine Caldwell ; foreword by Lewis Nordan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Brown Thrasher Books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38175
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 184 pages
Isbn
9780820316604
Lccn
94013090 //r95
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)PIN01038178
Label
Tobacco road, Erskine Caldwell ; foreword by Lewis Nordan
Publication
Note
"Brown Thrasher Books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38175
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 184 pages
Isbn
9780820316604
Lccn
94013090 //r95
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)PIN01038178

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