Tobacco Road

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University of Georgia Press, 1932 - Fiction - 184 pages
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Set during the Depression in the depleted farmlands surrounding Augusta, Georgia, Tobacco Road was first published in 1932. It 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 someday descend to a lower rung on the social ladder than the black families who live near them.
 

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User Review  - Unkletom - LibraryThing

I'm coming into this story with nothing more than the title and Caldwell's introduction to guide me as to what the story is about. I was immediately perplexed as to what Caldwell was trying to do. Was ... Read full review

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User Review  - justablondemoment - LibraryThing

Great book. Laughed a lot and was sad a lot. Not an easy read as the dialect made me slow down and I had to concentrate to understand what was going on. I think ,based on other reviews I have read on ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
20
Section 3
30
Section 4
40
Section 5
50
Section 6
60
Section 7
70
Section 8
79
Section 10
100
Section 11
107
Section 12
113
Section 13
120
Section 14
130
Section 15
141
Section 16
153
Section 17
174

Section 9
88

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Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) was born in Newnan, Georgia. He became one of America's most widely read, prolific, and critically debated writers, with a literary output of more than sixty titles. At the time of his death, Caldwell's books had sold eighty million copies worldwide in more than forty languages. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1984.

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