Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road

by Erskine Caldwell
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Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780783813653
Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference
Publication date: 06/28/1995
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.27(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) was an American novelist and short story writer who focused on life among sharecroppers and blacks in his native Georgia. Tobacco Road is his best-known novel, along with the worldwide bestseller, God’s Little Acre.

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Tobacco Road 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Erskine Caldwell is, in my opinion, one of the greatest writers of all time. 'Tobacco Road' depicts the Lester family as a poor, illiterate and ignorant family who will do whatever it takes to survive. This book not only contains humor and surprise but also an overall 'sadness' to a family who's dreams will never come true. A truly different kind of story you won't forget.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I found this to be a good book, the story was oppressive as I'm sure the life was during this time period.
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Read this as a young adult. By erskine williams. Great southern history, set in a fictional poor southern family. Literary historical fiction at its best.
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Awful!!! I love Southern lit but this book is full of stupidity and repetition. I found myself wondering why I was reading the same page over again... I wasn't the author must have been trying to meet a page quota and like a derelict college student just repeated himself until they got to a 100 pages!!!
cwcduke More than 1 year ago
Could not eve finish
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWFUL