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Tragic Ground

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Erskine Caldwell

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Author: Erskine Caldwell
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Date Published: 1944
2 reviews about Tragic Ground
review by . September 04, 2012
Dusting off the top of  "Tragic Ground" I found a novel that was interesting to re-read.      "Tragic Ground" is an example of the naturalistic style of American Literature where the character is placed in a situation beyond their control and the situation dictates the story.      Written in 1944, the story tells of Spence Douthit who moved from Beasley County to a Southern community to work, during WWII.      After …
review by . November 09, 2014
"Tragic Ground" was written in 1944, WWII is over and many manufacturing plants that made war goods, close. Spence Douthit moved to this Southern community to work in the manufacturing plant. Since it has closed, there are few jobs and not much hope of finding employment.      He thinks that if he could just get back to Beasley County, where he was from originally, everything would work out.      He has two daughters, Libby, age twenty and Mavis, …
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