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The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp (1908)
by W. H. Davies
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192812939, Paperback)William Henry Davies's working tour of the USA brought him into contact with the harsher side of American life and some of its more remarkable characters. Back in Britain, though resident in various doss-houses, he became the darling of the London literary set. Bernard Shaw was stunned by the power of this unvarnished narrative, that still retains its impact and insight. This book is intended for students of literature between the wars; America in the Depression.
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At the end of the 19th century, W.H. Davies hustled his way across America, working when he could, begging & stealing when he couldn't. He saw life on the breadline. He was beaten up in New Orleans, thrown into prison in Michigan & was present at lynchings in Tennessee. He was truly a diarist of the nether side of the American dream.
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