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A lesson before dying, Ernest J. Gaines

Label
A lesson before dying
Title
A lesson before dying
Statement of responsibility
Ernest J. Gaines
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of, A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel. Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man returns to 1940s Cajun, he visits and forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young Black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. Best Books for Young Teen Readers. In the 1940s in rural Louisiana, an uneducated African American man is sentenced to die for a crime he was incapable of committing
Member of
Summary
A young illiterate African American man witnesses two black robbers kill a white store owner in Louisana in the late 1940s, and he is the one convicted
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1994.
  • BCALA Literary Award for Fiction, 1994.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 1993.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
028694
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.A355
LC item number
L47 1994
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Vintage contemporaries
Target audience
adult
Label
A lesson before dying, Ernest J. Gaines
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
777262
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage contemporaries ed.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780679741664
Lccn
93042201
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm29389431
  • (OCoLC)29389431
Label
A lesson before dying, Ernest J. Gaines
Publication
Control code
777262
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage contemporaries ed.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780679741664
Lccn
93042201
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm29389431
  • (OCoLC)29389431

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