Title: Tobacco Road
Author: Erskine Caldwell
Cover artist: somebody Baxter
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Best things about this cover:
- It would be very sexy ... you know, if someone hadn't blown the right side of her face clean off. Really ruins the mood.
- There is something Klimt-y about the shapes and floral patterns in and around her ... dress. I guess that's a dress.
- This book is in near perfect condition. Feels unread, though if I hold it up to the light I can see the very faintest reading crease. Still, it's about as square and tight and shiny as a read book gets.
- Tobacco Road is paperback legend. This is the 43rd printing. It sold tons. A certain rural sexual frankness made this book good fodder for at least two generations of cover artists. I'm just really glad this "Baxter" guy signed, and dated, his cover painting, because Signet is crap for giving artists credit (or for dating their reprint editions clearly).
Dude said he was hungry, and that he wanted to go somewhere and eat. Sister Bessie had half a dollar; Jeeter had nothing. Dude, of course, had nothing.