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God's Little Acre

by Caldwell, Erskine

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Caldwell, Erskine. A BANNED BOOK. GOD'S LITTLE ACRE. Copyright 1933, #51 Viking Press Modern Library Edition. Used. Very Good/ Very Good UNCLIPPED Original publisher's $1.65 Dust jacket. RARE THUS. Summary: a 20th century American story about a disfunctional farming family in Georgia, obsessed with sex and wealth. Controversial sexual themes caused this book to be banned in New York and Boston. Our copy does not include the Greenspan Judgement statement on obscenity. 5 X 7 1/4. 303 pages plus adverts. This book was made into a film by the same name in 1958 starring Robert Ryan.

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Caldwell, Erskine. A BANNED BOOK. GOD'S LITTLE ACRE. Copyright 1933, #51 Viking Press Modern Library Edition. Used. Very Good/ Very Good UNCLIPPED Original publisher's $1.65 Dust jacket. RARE THUS.

Synopsis

God's Little Acre by author Erskine Caldwell tells the story of a rural, proletariat family in South Carolina whose lives seemingly revolve around the pursuit of sex and money. A commentary on the plight of the working class sans union protection in the 1930s, the novel also explores themes on land and resource conservation. Due to the sexual imagery, Caldwell was sued for the dissemination of pornography, but ultimately prevailed in court. The case and decision is considered significant in the establishment of modern interpretations of first amendment rights and freedom of expression. Published in 1933 by The Viking Press in black cloth printed in orange and green, the simple pictoral jacket with a sunrise seems to imply a pastoral theme far removed from the actual book's contents. As was the custom for Viking Press at the time, a first has neither a statement of first edition, nor any mention of subsequent printings. It's not uncommon to find a copy in the sunny jacket for around $2,000-$4,000 with signed copies pushing the price up to around $5,000-$6,000.

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Bookseller
Mary Riversong Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
815CaldwellAcre
Title
God's Little Acre
Author
Caldwell, Erskine
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition Thus
Publisher
Modern Library
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1933
Pages
303
Size
5 X 7 1/4
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Banned Books, Ephemera, Dust Jacket, Unclipped, Georgia, Sex, Obscenity, Greenspan judgement, Robert Ryan
Bookseller catalogs
American History; Banned Books; Historical Fiction; 20th Century Literature; Gardening; Psychological Fiction;

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