House in the Uplands by Erskine Caldwell

This novel is set in the South and revolves around the life of a wealthy plantation owner, his neglected wife, and their dysfunctional family. The story explores themes of greed, lust, and power, showcasing the downfall of the family due to their moral corruption and the harsh realities of their plantation lifestyle. The narrative is filled with intense drama, infidelity, and violence, providing a grim view of the Southern aristocracy.

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