A Lesson Before Dying
  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Release Date : 20 January 2004
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 13 : 9781400077700
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Book Description: NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • A deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. A “majestic, moving novel ... an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives" (Chicago Tribune), from the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • A deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. A “majestic, moving novel ... an instant ...

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man who returns to his hometown to teach, forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young Black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, when he is asked to impart his learning and pride to the condemned man...

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Spark Notes
Genre : Study Aids
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A study guide to the popular novel offers a plot summary, a review quiz, and an examaination of important quotations, along with analysis of the key themes, motifs, characters, and symbols in the work....

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Bantam
Genre : Fiction
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"This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960's. In this woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure, a woman equipped to stand ...

A Gathering of Old Men

A Gathering of Old Men

Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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A powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man--set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s. The Village Voice called A Gathering of Old Men “the best-written novel on Southern race relations in over a decade.”...

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Author : Mitch Albom
Publisher : Hachette Books
Genre : Fiction
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The Topic of Education in Ernest J  Gaines  Novel  A Lesson Before Dying

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Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Genre : Uncategorized
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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Paderborn (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Contemporary African-American Literature, language: English, abstract: The title of Ernest J. Gaines' book A Lesson Before Dying already alludes to the fact that education is one of the main themes of ...

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Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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A compelling debut love story set in a deceptively bucolic Louisiana countryside, where blacks, Cajuns, and whites maintain an uneasy coexistence--by the award-winning author of A Lesson Before Dying and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. After living in San Francisco for ten years, Jackson returns home to his benefactor, ...

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Publisher : Good Press
Genre : Fiction
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A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Advertising
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A LESSON BEFORE DYING is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shootout in which three men are killed; the only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, who ...

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Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Literary Collections
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The beloved author of the classic, best-selling novel A Lesson Before Dying shares the inspirations behind his books and his reasons for becoming a writer in this collection of stories and essays. Told in the simple and powerful prose that is a hallmark of his craft, these writings by Ernest ...

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