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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 20 January 2004
  • ISBN : 9781400077700
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 24 voters

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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 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.

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A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2004-01-20
  • ISBN : 9781400077700
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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 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

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1993
  • ISBN : 9780375702709
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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
  • Release Date : 2002
  • ISBN : 1586634763
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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
  • Release Date : 2012-10-24
  • ISBN : 9780307830258
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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 beside William Faulkner's Dilsey in The Sound And The Fury." Miss Jane Pittman, like Dilsey, has 'endured,' has seen almost everything and foretold the rest. Gaines' novel brings to

A Gathering of Old Men

A Gathering of Old Men
  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-10-31
  • ISBN : 9780307830388
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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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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1967-07
  • ISBN : 9780027197105
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In ancient Japan a struggling artist is angered when his housekeeper brings home a tiny white cat he can barely afford to feed.

The Topic of Education in Ernest J. Gaines' Novel "A Lesson Before Dying"

The Topic of Education in Ernest J. Gaines' Novel
  • Author : Birgit Wilpers
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2011-01
  • ISBN : 9783640803026
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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 the novel. In this essay, I want to analyze the different aspects of education that are represented in his work. I will concentrate on the subject of formal education and

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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Release Date : 2021-05-28
  • ISBN : 9781513288260
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The Moon and Sixpence (1919) is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. Inspired by the life of French painter Paul Gauguin, Maugham set out to capture the disconnect between an artist’s desire to create and their obligations to their loved ones and society. Praised for its multifaceted portrayal of tortured genius and wasted talent, The Moon and Sixpence explores the distance between expectation and desire in a man whose decisions, however, hastily made, are done with the loftiest of intentions.

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • ISBN : 073361714X
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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 left his hometown for university, has returned to the plantation school to teach. As he struggles with his decision whether to stay or escape to another state, his aunt and

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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-10-31
  • ISBN : 9780307830340
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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, Aunt Charlotte. Surrounded by family and old friends, he discovers that his bonds to them have been irreparably rent by his absence. In the midst of his alienation from those

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  • ISBN : 9781846591235
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