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A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400077702
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“This majestic, moving novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives.”—Chicago Tribune Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, A Lesson Before Dying is 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. From the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.
A Lesson Before Dying
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Ernest J. Gaines
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-01-20 - Publisher: Vintage
“This majestic, moving novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives.”—Chicago Tribune Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, A Lesson Before Dying is 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. From the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.
A Lesson Before Dying
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Ernest J. Gaines
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Vintage
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
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Ernest J. aVerfassera Gaines
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:
A Lesson before dying is set in a small town in Louisiana in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a Young uneducated black man, is sentenced to death for a murder which he did not commit.
A Lesson Before Dying
Language: un
Pages: 224
Authors: Ernest J Gaines
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
Lavmælt og intens fortælling om en svagtbegavet neger i Louisiana omkring 1950, som uskyldig dødsdømmes, men hjælpes af den lokale lærer til i det mindste at møde døden med værdighed
A Lesson Before Dying
Language: un
Pages: 256
Authors: Ernest J. Gaines
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Turtleback Books
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 Gathering of Old Men
Language: en
Pages: 123
Authors: Ernest J. Gaines
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Gladys W. Muturi
This stage adaptation is about a white Cajun farmer shot dead outside of a home of an elderly black man named Mathu. After the murder, Candy Marshall, a headstrong owner of the plantation, starts to gather around all the men to bring all shotguns and take the blame for the farmer’s murder.
The Topic of Education in Ernest J. Gaines' Novel
Language: en
Pages: 40
Authors: Birgit Wilpers
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag
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 would like to pose the question if it is a way out of "mental" slavery for African-American people.
A Lesson Before Dying
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Ernest J. Gaines
Categories: Advertising
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:
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 Jefferson's godmother persuade home to visit Jefferson in his cell and impart his learning and pride to Jefferson before his death. In the end, the two men forge a bond as they both come to understand the simple heroism of resisting - and defying - the expected. Ernest J. Gaines brings to this novel the same rich sense of place, the same deep understanding of the human psyche, and the same compassion for a people and their struggle that have informed his previous, highly praised works of fiction.
A Lesson Before Dying
Language: un
Pages: 72
Authors: Ernest J. Gaines
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Spark Notes
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
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Ernest J. Gaines
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-24 - Publisher: Bantam
"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 mind other great works The Odyssey for the way his heroine's travels manage to summarize the American history of her race, and Huckleberry Finn for the clarity of her voice, for her rare capacity to sort through the mess of years and things to find the one true story in it all." -- Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek. "Stunning. I know of no black novel about the South that excludes quite the same refreshing mix of wit and wrath, imagination and indignation, misery and poetry. And I can recall no more memorable female character in Southern fiction since Lena of Faulkner's Light In August than Miss Jane Pittman." -- Josh Greenfeld, Life