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Caldwell, Erskine 1903-1987

Works: 1,376 works in 4,511 publications in 16 languages and 72,544 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pictorial works  Religious fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: 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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Tobacco road by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
195 editions published between 1930 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 5,201 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 )
184 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,073 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 )
28 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,417 libraries worldwide
"In the middle years of the Great Depression, Erskine Caldwell and photographer Margaret Bourke-White spent eighteen months traveling across the back roads of the Deep South - from South Carolina to Arkansas - to document the living conditions of the sharecropper. Their collaboration resulted in You Have Seen their Faces, a graphic portrayal of America's desperately poor rural underclass. First published in 1937, it is a classic comparable to Jacob Riis's How the Other Half Lives, and James Agee and Walker Evans's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, which it preceded by more than three years."--BOOK JACKET
Trouble in July by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
61 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,173 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
Georgia boy by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
73 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,133 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
In search of Bisco by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
19 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 912 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
Tragic ground by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
53 editions published between 1944 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 879 libraries worldwide
All night long : a novel of guerrilla warfare in Russia by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
19 editions published between 1942 and 1943 in English and Undetermined and held by 851 libraries worldwide
Personal experiences of Caldwell with guerrilla warfare in the Soviet Union
Complete stories by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
10 editions published between 1929 and 1955 in English and held by 835 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 )
60 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 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
The sure hand of God : a novel by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
54 editions published between 1947 and 1981 in 6 languages and held by 701 libraries worldwide
A house in the uplands by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
52 editions published between 1946 and 1981 in 6 languages and held by 686 libraries worldwide
The weather shelter by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
14 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in English and Portuguese and held by 682 libraries worldwide
Summertime Island by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
20 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Southern California country : an island on the land by Carey McWilliams( Book )
2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
This very earth by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
60 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Novel about the Chism Crocket family, including wayward daughters
Annette by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
19 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in 5 languages and held by 625 libraries worldwide
Place called Estherville by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
45 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 622 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
Kneel to the rising sun and other stories by Erskine Caldwell( Book )
42 editions published between 1935 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 libraries worldwide
Blue Ridge country by Jean Thomas( Book )
3 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Caldwell, Eriskine Preston.
Caldwell, Erskine
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-
Caldwell, Erskine Preston
Caldwell, Erskine Preston, 1903-1987
Erskine Caldwell
Kolduėl, Ėrskin Preston 1903-1987
Kolduėll, Ėrskin
Kolduėll, Ėrskin, 1903-1987
Koldvels, E. (Erskins), 1903-1987
Koldvels, Erskins, 1903-1987
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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