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
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 the 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 him to visit Jefferson in his cell and impart his learning and his 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
Related Authorities
  • PYjBMEi5jWo
  • HMp_KqKcemQ
  • 2VticoD_M4w
  • itazH_hsj4o
  • O04SMYqldQ0
  • u5WhNx_p5Vc
  • 7mZODZEnBC4
  • XxklvOBhhCU
  • xmPQ5LOPI20
  • x0vToiMgCo4
  • Ls6f1oLPjD8
  • 0aemxmCcT9M
  • R4jtGu8b61k
  • l1sEXPC1mfw
  • R7x2BV7uZxw
  • TLP7vBeWLJI
  • ADtDogIPDmY
  • li5zgSACMYc
  • qLhNKPnvwBE
  • q-DoWDCUpXA
Related Subjects
  • FFVuE6bgqEU
  • TtuQGRReTAY
  • nD27LehDWrM
  • xLGvgJHqpSI
  • 2nEcRt_I1nM
  • 9sUyREVoap8
  • DLGCY4opuQc
  • EYUJHV3bjA4
  • _9HtHCgzeI8
  • NoBn6w4zuYw
  • HmyQoIPDsy4
  • I5SdKeLdMxA
  • DkMDPoKGeGM
  • YrnIzxKRUpo
  • oKhQz8TwBkM
  • 5HLDjt8gKKk
  • -TyxCLABLMo
  • cseUyEls6vI
  • Xy_PrZbRSWA
  • x2CN1wIh7pc
Related Context
  • No1JVDc0isU
  • 8CnrWbVuWX4
  • bTJluOqQECQ
Related by recommendation
  • tEQdWz94lzc
  • 32oGeyzIs2s
  • OZ8HsS7IssY
  • mwrvdSpTeFY
  • cH-Wc6bWGRI
  • a_SbU-wxlKE
  • JmruzdF_2Bg
  • PANsgwSLhgg
  • 5QVEgH2QZyY
  • bdHwsZFZmUY
  • GvHlcPxA5E4
  • 2KmLQhCRpkM
  • VF9rUVwW4nk
  • mCtl480j2K8
  • B6n2pMuKZnY
  • os2qIAj7StE
  • N4-_D6fSm-0
  • zieZTKf4L3s
  • f9KSopFjh3w
  • KszeYJOgwBU
  • C9PJlLzUztM
  • Z1wNJitfFDw
  • oRZ60Ed0_ic
  • nctRshHj_YI
  • dMR_MIt21AY
  • VQnTZz9a7EA
  • dn68Fird1Yo
  • uFmr_O9mxsc
  • gMfVziuxSAY
  • 4f7q3HgWkxI
Title
A lesson before dying
Creator
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
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
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
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.A355
LC item number
L47 1993
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Ernest J. Gaines
A lesson before dying, by Ernest J. Gaines
Label
A lesson before dying, by Ernest J. Gaines
Publication
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&client=dougp&isbn=9780375702709&upc=&oclc=ocm26012819/LC.JPG
Dimensions
23 cm.
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'pa': 'https://dcl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/130064114', 'lt': 'https://dcl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/130064114', 'cr': 'https://dcl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/130064114', 'hi': 'https://dcl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/130064114'}
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780375702709
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
92020335
Note
cat13rev,cat63
System control number
  • ocm26012819
  • 130064
  • (OCoLC)26012819
  • (OCoLC)37844401

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, Philip S. MillerBorrow it
      100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, 80104, US
      39.3681268 -104.8590461
    • Douglas County Libraries, James H LarueBorrow it
      9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129, US
      39.5467303 -104.9960252
    • Douglas County Libraries, Lone TreeBorrow it
      10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, CO, 80124, US
      39.533569 -104.881522
    • Douglas County Libraries, ParkerBorrow it
      20105 East Mainstreet, Parker, CO, 80138, US
      39.5183352 -104.7537673
Processing Feedback ...