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 2107th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 180

Since this book was first published in 1932, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 180.0.

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