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Caldwell, Erskine 1903-1987

Works: 1,284 works in 5,182 publications in 27 languages and 71,705 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Bibliography  Biography  Periodicals  Pictorial works  Biographies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Author of introduction, 001, Other, Narrator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Correspondent
Classifications: PS3505.A322, 813.52
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Tobacco road by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

444 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 5,506 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 )

364 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 4,188 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
You have seen their faces by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

34 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,426 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 )

143 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,329 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 )

150 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Georgia boy is twelve years old, and the household in which he is brought up includes his father, Morris Stroup, a somewhat strong-minded and itinerant character, and his mother, Martha Stroup, trying to raise her young son and cope with her husband, some aggravating goats, game cocks, and a lazy colored yard boy named Handsome Brown, who has a hand in practically everything. Mrs. Stroup raises her family with the grace of any woman who has been supporting herself and household as long as she can remember. Georgia Boy is a new sort of book from the pen of Erskine Caldwell. It is a tale of boyhood woven from memory and fancy, altogether a charming story. While the complete measure of the book might be humorous in tone, Georgia Boy is balanced by sentiment, irony, and enough of the ordinary in everyday life to be compared with such other wholly delightful books in the same field as Clarence Day's Life with Father and Ruth McKenney's My Sister Eileen.--From dust jacket
Tragic ground by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

128 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poor Boy was the filthy slum squatting on the outskirts of a war-boom town from which the boom had long since departed. To the young girls who lived in its shacks, the only escape was in casual seductions or employment in the vice-ridden bars that lined the streets of the town"--Back cover
Complete stories by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

34 editions published between 1929 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,003 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
Journeyman by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

142 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 928 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 )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in English and held by 857 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 )

29 editions published between 1942 and 1949 in 3 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A graphic novel of guerilla warfare in Russia, against the German invaders during World War II
The sure hand of God : a novel by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

81 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A single mother with a promiscuous reputation seeks a respectable marriage for her illegitimate daughter
A house in the uplands by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

91 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this story of the deterioration and decadence among the down-and-out aristocracy of the South, Lucyanne struggles in her marriage to abusive, philandering Grady Dunbar
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 by Martha Foley( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty-one American short stories originally published in magazines and periodicals issued between January 1999 and January 2000, selected for inclusion by guest editor E.L. Doctorow, with contributors' notes, and a list of one hundred additional distinguished stories of 1999
This very earth by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

102 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

41 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American short stories ... and the yearbook of the American short story( )

in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summertime Island by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

36 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell( Recording )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 629 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.--
Annette by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

37 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in 8 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a strong, simply told story of the urban South. As a child, Annette doted on her father and hated her fault-finding mother. She often thought of running away to escape her mother, but she was discouraged by vivid stories told by other children about runaway girls who had been raped. Her approaching marriage to Wayne Lombard, a high-school sweetheart, introduces Annette to a new life--and makes Wayne understand that he has competition in Mr. Truelove, Annette's man-sized teddy bear, who sleeps with her. Later, when Wayne wants to discuss household finances, she distracts him with her little-girl sex games. After Wayne's violent death, Annette thinks she sees him in other men. She marries again, but soon learns that Doan Thurmond, her new husband, is not much like Wayne. Again she fights a compulsion to escape, just as she did as a child. Then, one rainy evening, she runs out of the house just before Doan returns from work. She is going to a friend's house across town. The streets are dark. She is confused...and somewhere in the back of her mind the fear of rape still lurks. The shocking ending is not exactly what Annette, or the reader, fears.--Dust jacket
Place called Estherville by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

71 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kathyanne Bazemore and her brother were two attractive young mulattos, trying hard to live decently in the small Southern town of Estherville. Walking the treacherous tight-rope path between white and colored worlds, they were pursued with threats, beatings, and attempts at seduction--until the bedeviled pair were trapped by the evil they had tried so desperately to sidestep"--Back cover
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Tobacco road
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Caldwell, E. 1903-1987

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