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Erskine Caldwell


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Erskine Caldwell
   was born in   
Near Moreland, U.S.A.
Georgia. 1903 - 1987. Writer.
Erskine Caldwell
   wrote   
Tobacco Road
1932. Tobacco Road is set in Augusta, Georgia during the worst years of the Great Depression.
Erskine Caldwell
   wrote   
God's Little Acre
The novel was so controversial that a literary board in New York attempted to censor it, leading to the author's arrest and trial for obscenity. Exonerated after a jury trial, the author counter-sued the literary society for false arrest and malicious prosecution. It is laced throughout with racy innuendo, calling into question the issue of marital fidelity
Erskine Caldwell
   created the character   
Ty Ty Walden
God's Little Acre, 1933
Erskine Caldwell
   created the character   
Jeeter Lester
Tobacco Road, 1932
Walden Farm
   was created by   
Erskine Caldwell
60-acre farm in Georgia, from "God's Little Acre", 1933
Lester Farm
   was created by   
Erskine Caldwell
Georgia home of Jeeter Lester, in "Tobacco Road", 1932
Fuller
   was created by   
Erskine Caldwell
Town about 5 miles from Lester; "Tobacco Road"
Erskine Caldwell
   was an   
Author
American novelist (1903-1987)






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