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A lesson before dying, Ernest J. Gaines

Label
A lesson before dying
Title
A lesson before dying
Statement of responsibility
Ernest J. Gaines
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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-
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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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  • Race relations
  • Injustice
  • Self-discovery in men
  • African American men
  • African American defendants
  • African-American death row prisoners
  • African-American teachers
  • Racism in the criminal justice system
  • Racism in capital punishment
  • Murder witnesses
  • Rural poor people
  • Poor African Americans
  • Masculinity
  • Self-esteem in men
  • Louisiana
Target audience
adult
Label
A lesson before dying, Ernest J. Gaines
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780679414773
Lccn
92020335
Label
A lesson before dying, Ernest J. Gaines
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780679414773
Lccn
92020335

Library Locations

    • Cartersville Public LibraryBorrow it
      429 West Main Street, Cartersville, GA, 30120, US
      34.163841 -84.805542
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