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A lesson before dying, by Ernest J. Gaines

Label
A lesson before dying
Title
A lesson before dying
Statement of responsibility
by Ernest J. Gaines
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a small Cajun community in the late 1940's, Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shootout. The only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. He forms a strong bond with a young man who visits him in prison to impart his learning and pride to Jefferson before his death
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.
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028694
Cataloging source
DLC
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1933-2019
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Gaines, Ernest J.
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.A355
LC item number
L47 1993
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Accomplices
  • African American men
  • Louisiana
Target audience
general
Label
A lesson before dying, by Ernest J. Gaines
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780679741664
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92020335
Note
Sayers Collection.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm26012819
  • (OCoLC)ocm29389431
Label
A lesson before dying, by Ernest J. Gaines
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780679741664
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92020335
Note
Sayers Collection.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm26012819
  • (OCoLC)ocm29389431

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