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A lesson before dying, Ernest J. Gaines, (electronic resource)

Label
A lesson before dying
Title
A lesson before dying
Statement of responsibility
Ernest J. Gaines
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 shoot out 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
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaines, Ernest J.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.A355
LC item number
L47 1994eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • African American men
  • Death row inmates
  • Friendship
  • African American men
  • Death row inmates
  • Friendship
  • Race relations
  • Louisiana
  • Louisiana
Label
A lesson before dying, Ernest J. Gaines, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1993
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage contemporaries ed.
Extent
1 online resource (260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400077700
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
61abe975-98b2-4e92-aeb9-9e8ee690d3de
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)244527235
  • (OCoLC)ocn244527235
Label
A lesson before dying, Ernest J. Gaines, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1993
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage contemporaries ed.
Extent
1 online resource (260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400077700
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
61abe975-98b2-4e92-aeb9-9e8ee690d3de
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)244527235
  • (OCoLC)ocn244527235
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