Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell

"Tobacco Road" is a novel that explores the lives of the Lester family, destitute sharecroppers in the rural American South during the Great Depression. Their desperate attempts to survive in the harsh and unforgiving environment, marked by poverty, ignorance, and starvation, are depicted with brutal honesty. The book is a poignant commentary on the socio-economic conditions of the time, highlighting the grim realities of a marginalized society.

The 2085th greatest book of all time


Published
1932
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
160-200
Words
50,000
Original Language
English

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