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Caldwell, Erskine 1903-1987

Works: 1,172 works in 4,670 publications in 29 languages and 72,859 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pictorial works  Interviews  Religious fiction  Juvenile works  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, 001, Narrator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Correspondent
Classifications: PS3505.A322, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Erskine Caldwell
Tobacco road by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

384 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 5,857 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 )

365 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 23 languages and held by 4,615 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 )

41 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in English and held by 1,536 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 )

27 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,424 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
Georgia boy by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

133 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,401 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
Trouble in July by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

119 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When word spreads through Julie County that Sonny Clark, a black man, has assaulted Katy Barlow, a white woman, the man's fate is sealed. With frightening speed, authorities and an outraged mob align to apprehend Clark and condemn him without trial. By the time Barlow confesses that no crime occurred, it is too late
Tragic ground by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

123 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spence Douthit, is forced to abandon rural life with his family and move to the big city for lack of work. There, the government will convince recruiters with cheap whiskey and black lace panties to give to the women of the family to accept permanent employment as unskilled laborer in a gunpowder factory and a house in a slum. Currently, Spence is out of work, with a woman bedridden and addicted to a pharmaceutical tonic and a daughter (the one who brings money to the family) to be married to a veteran. They also have a 13 year old daughter but does not live with them; after being raped by a camel in the neighborhood, he escaped and moved to a brothel where she works. In addition the Government threatens to imminently deshauciarles. Child prostitution, girls who leave their homes by a nice pair of shoes or a hot meal, men who have lost faith in themselves; This is the environment that surrounds the Douthit family. Spence becomes obsessed with rescuing his daughter from prostitution, motivated by the welfare of the government, to seek a decent husband (which turn out to be a pimp); consequently complicate the plot tragically
Journeyman by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

114 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,059 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 )

21 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 919 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 )

20 editions published between 1942 and 1943 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal experiences of Caldwell with guerrilla warfare in the Soviet Union
A house in the uplands by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

72 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 840 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 weather shelter by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

39 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Román z prostředí amerického Jihu ztvárňuje společenskou problematiku soužití bělochů s černochy a zpodobuje zápas o sociální spravedlnost a lidskou důstojnost
Place called Estherville by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

80 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siblings Ganus and Kathyanne move to a new town to build new futures-but the shadow of prejudice follows them wherever they go When mixed-race brother and sister Ganus and Kathyanne Bazemore move to Estherville, a small Southern town, they're looking for a fresh start. They don't know anyone and nobody knows them, but they are two bright, attractive young people looking for work. It doesn't take long, however, before the two kids are subjected to the worst of the town's lust, brutality, and bigotry. A gripping story of the pre–civil rights era South, Place Called Estherville offers a candid glimpse of one of America's most troubling legacies. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library
The sure hand of God : a novel by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

61 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This very earth by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

90 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel about the Chism Crocket family, including wayward daughters
Summertime Island by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

36 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell( Recording )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 660 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 )

32 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in 7 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern California country : an island on the land by Carey McWilliams( Book )

2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 634 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
Kneel to the rising sun and other stories by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

47 editions published between 1935 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Caldwell, Eriskine Preston.

Caldwell, Erskine

Caldwell, Erskine 1903-

Caldwell, Erskine Preston

Caldwell, Erskine Preston 1903-1987

Kolduėl, Ėrskin Preston 1903-1987

Kolduèll, Èrskin.

Kolduėll, Ėrskin 1903-1987

Koldvels, E. 1903-1987

Koldvels, E. (Erskins), 1903-1987

Koldvels, Erskins 1903-1987

Колдуелл, Э..

Колдуэлл, Эрскин 1903-1987

إرسكين كالدويل، 1903-1987

كولدويل، إرسكين، 1903-1987

コールドウェル, E

コールドウェル, アースキン


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God's little acreComplete storiesYou have seen their facesGeorgia boyTrouble in JulyJourneymanIn search of BiscoPlace called EsthervilleTobacco Road