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Caldwell, Erskine 1903-1987

Works: 1,140 works in 4,479 publications in 30 languages and 68,834 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biography  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Drama  Religious fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction, 001, Narrator, Honoree, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Correspondent
Classifications: PS3505.A322, 813.52
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Tobacco road by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

355 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 5,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. The novel was adapted as a successful play in 1933
God's little acre by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

256 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 4,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Georgia dirt farmer believes there is gold on his land, leading him and his sons to spend fifteen years digging holes all over the family farm
Complete stories by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

48 editions published between 1929 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 96 stories presents the best of Erskine Caldwell's short fiction from his most productive period of work
You have seen their faces by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

32 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erskine Caldwell and Margaret Bourke-White have combined their considerable talents to produce an incisive, sensitive statement about the relation between the poverty of the people and the depletion of the land in the Deep South. In a powerful and informal style, Erskine Caldwell explores the reasons behind the deterioration of what was once the land where cotton was king. And Margaret Bourke-White's superb photographs capture the essence of the day-to-day existence of the people in this land, which no words, however eloquent, can convey. - Back cover
Trouble in July by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

103 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the summer twilight in the Depression-era South, word begins to circulate of a black man accosting a white woman. In no time the awful forces of public opinion and expediency goad the separate fears and frustrations of a small southern community into the single-mindedness of a mob. Erskine Caldwell shows the lynching of Sonny Clark through many eyes. Caldwell reserves some of his most powerful passages for the few who truly held Clark's life in their hands but let it go: people like Sheriff Jeff McCurtain, who did nothing to disperse the mob; Harvey Glenn, who found Clark hiding and turned him in; and Katy Barlow, who withdrew her false charge of rape only after Clark was dead
Georgia boy by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

153 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this appealing collection of fourteen interrelated stories, twelve-year-old William Stroup recounts the ludicrous predicaments and often self-imposed hardships his family endures."--Cover
Tragic ground by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

109 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spence Douthit, se ve obligado a abandonar la vida rural junto a su familia y mudarse a la gran ciudad por la falta de trabajo. Alld, los reclutadores del Gobierno le convencen con whisky barato y bragas de encaje negro que regalan a las mujeres de la familia para que acepte un empleo fijo como obrero no calificado en una fbrica de plvora y una vivienda en un barrio marginal. En la actualidad, Spence se encuentra sin trabajo, con una mujer postrada en la cama y adicta a un tnico farmacutico y una hija (la anica que aporta dinero a la familia) a punto de casarse con un veterano de guerra. Tambin tienen una hija de 13 aos pero no vive con ellos; tras ser violada por el camello del barrio, escap y se mud a un burdel donde trabaja. Adems el Gobierno amenaza con deshauciarles inminentemente. Prostitucin infantil, nias que abandonan sus hogares por una par de zapatos bonitos o por un plato de comida caliente, hombres que han perdido la fe en sd mismos; ste es el ambiente que rodea a la familia Douthit. Spence se obsesionar con rescatar a su hija de la prostitucin, motivado por la asistencia social del Gobierno, buscndole un marido decente (el cual resultar ser un proxeneta); consecuentemente la trama se complicar de forma trgica
Journeyman by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

105 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet one of Erskine Caldwell's most memorable characters: the philandering, murderous itinerant preacher, Semon Dye. Part allegory, part tall tale, and with a good measure of old frontier humor, Journeyman tells how Dye mysteriously arrives in Rocky Comfort, Georgia, and inside of a week nearly tears the small community apart. As devilish as he is divine, Dye helps Rocky Comfort's citizens to rationalize their vices and weaknesses, and then uses their flaws to his own advantage. Offering no forgiveness for their actions and no justification for his own, Dye confronts the people of Rocky Comfort with their own sins as he gambles, drinks, carouses, and fights along with them. Culminating in a tumultuous, ecstatic revival, Journeyman is filled with insights into human nature and the physical and emotional aspects of religious fervor
In search of Bisco by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American novelist reminisces about his childhood in the Deep South and his friendships, both Negro and white, making some observations on racial issues
All night long : a novel of guerrilla warfare in Russia by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

28 editions published between 1942 and 1949 in 4 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A graphic novel of guerilla warfare in Russia, against the German invaders during World War II
A house in the uplands by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

70 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grady Dunbar is the heir to a southern fortune has a colonial house on the plateau and all visible land until the horizon is lost. Moreover, it has also inherited from his father a secret passion for black women who, almost a century after the Civil War, still live in the barracks of the property. Still lives at home with two white women: Lucyanne, a suffering wife with whom marriage is not consummated, and Mama Elsie, a cold and overbearing mother. Corruption, gambling and secret loves interracial combine to create a house on the hill
The sure hand of God : a novel by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

74 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This very earth by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

96 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel about the Chism Crocket family, including wayward daughters
The weather shelter by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

26 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summertime Island by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

38 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell( Recording )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen miles long and extending from the sandy foothills of Piedmont to the river bluffs, Tobacco Road is home to dozens of poverty-stricken Georgia farmers. Jeeter Lester is one of thse still managing to hang onto his little farm even though it has dwindled to almost nothing. As he and his shiftless family struggle to eke out a living, they romp through one ribald adventure after another
Southern California country : an island on the land by Carey McWilliams( Book )

3 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of Southern California, discussing the history of the region, seasons, Native Americans, missions, folklore, culture, Hollywood, politics, and more
Place called Estherville by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

67 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggles of a black brother and sister as they attempt to survive the racism and perverse sexuality of their Southern employers
Kneel to the rising sun and other stories by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

49 editions published between 1935 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Annette by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in 8 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tobacco road
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