The Resource A lesson before dying, by Ernest J. Gaines

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
Jefferson? barely literate? is on trial for a murder he didn't commit. Grant Wiggins? college-educated? teaches at a plantation school. When his court-appointed lawyer defends Jefferson by saying he would just as soon put a hog in the electric chair? the man's godmother appeals to Wiggins to help Jefferson face his death with dignity
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaines, Ernest J.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Kennebec Large Print superior collection.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American men
  • Death row inmates
  • Race relations
  • Friendship
  • Large print books
  • Louisiana
Target audience
adult
Label
A lesson before dying, by Ernest J. Gaines
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
339 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410425447
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010000720
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781410425447
Label
A lesson before dying, by Ernest J. Gaines
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
339 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410425447
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010000720
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781410425447

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