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Published 1946 by Duell, Sloan, & Pearce
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Vasha7
A ridiculously overheated melodrama set on a decaying southern plantation, featuring a prideful, spoiled young "aristocrat", his mother who encourages him in those traits, his neglected, weepy wife, their downtrodden servants and field hands, a "modern" cousin, an earthy lower-class tenant... and more tumultuous passions, angry outbursts, tearful scenes, conflicts, financial troubles, and predictable plot developments than you'd wish to count. I guess it's a "classic" because it's so typical of ...more
Sean Homrig
To read this book, to get to know the two-dimensional characters within it, and try to absorb the terrible broken-record dialogue is to hate it. There is not a single character who redeems themselves by the end of this story, including the "heroine" who (spoilers!) spends the vast majority of the story pining after her drunken, wife-beating husband when she should be high-tailing it out of the county to live with her parents. Misogyny aside, the book is laced with racism that appears there just ...more
Caroline Alabama
It is so badly written and the characters are so hateful I couldn't bring myself to finish it, just endured 40 pages or so.
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Erskine Preston Caldwell was an American author. His writings about poverty, racism and social problems in his native South won him critical acclaim, but they also made him controversial among fellow Southerners of the time who felt he was holding the region up to ridicule.
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