A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

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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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2004-01-20
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781400077700


A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

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

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1993
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780375702709


A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

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.

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Genre : Study Aids
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Spark Notes
Release : 2002
Total Pages : 72 Pages
ISBN : 1586634763


The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman

The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman

"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

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2012-10-24
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780307830258


A Gathering Of Old Men

A Gathering Of Old Men

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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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-10-31
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780307830388


The Topic Of Education In Ernest J Gaines Novel A Lesson Before Dying

The Topic Of Education In Ernest J Gaines Novel A Lesson Before Dying

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.

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Author : Birgit Wilpers
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2011-01
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : 9783640803026


Catherine Carmier

Catherine Carmier

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 around him, he falls in love with Catherine Carmier, setting the stage for conflicts and confrontations which are complex, tortuous, and universal in their implications.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-10-31
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780307830340


A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

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.

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Genre : Advertising
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher :
Release : 2002
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 073361714X


The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

«Таинственный сад» – любимая классика для читателей всех возрастов, жемчужина творчества Фрэнсис Ходжсон Бернетт, роман о заново открытой радости жизни и магии силы. Мэри Леннокс, жестокое и испорченное дитя высшего света, потеряв родителей в Индии, возвращается в Англию, на воспитание к дяде-затворнику в его поместье. Однако дядя находится в постоянных отъездах, и Мэри начинает исследовать округу, в ходе чего делает много открытий, в том числе находит удивительный маленький сад, огороженный стеной, вход в который почему-то запрещен. Отыскав ключ и потайную дверцу, девочка попадает внутрь. Но чьи тайны хранит этот загадочный садик? И нужно ли знать то, что находится под запретом?.. Впрочем, это не единственный секрет в поместье...

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Hodgson B.F.
Publisher : Рипол Классик
Release :
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9785521055067


Pinocchio The Tale Of A Puppet

Pinocchio The Tale Of A Puppet

Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet follows the adventures of a talking wooden puppet whose nose grew longer whenever he told a lie and who wanted more than anything else to become a real boy.As carpenter Master Antonio begins to carve a block of pinewood into a leg for his table the log shouts out, "Don't strike me too hard!" Frightened by the talking log, Master Cherry does not know what to do until his neighbor Geppetto drops by looking for a piece of wood to build a marionette. Antonio gives the block to Geppetto. And thus begins the life of Pinocchio, the puppet that turns into a boy.Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet is a novel for children by Carlo Collodi is about the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father and woodcarver Geppetto. It is considered a classic of children's literature and has spawned many derivative works of art. But this is not the story we've seen in film but the original version full of harrowing adventures faced by Pinnocchio. It includes 40 illustrations.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Carlo Collodi
Publisher :
Release : 2011-02
Total Pages : 140 Pages
ISBN : 1603033939