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A Lesson Before Dying

Author : Ernest J. Gaines
ISBN : 9781847655448
Genre : Fiction
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An Oprah Book Club selection Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize In a small Cajun community in the late 1940s, a young black man named Jefferson witnesses a liquor store shootout in which three men are killed. The only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Gaines explores the deep prejudice of the American South in the tradition of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird and Toni Morrison's Beloved. A Lesson Before Dying is a richly compassionate and deeply moving novel, the story of a young black man sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit, and a teacher who hopes to ease his burden before the execution.

A Lesson Before Dying

Author : Ernest J. Gaines
ISBN : 342504821X
Genre : African American men
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A Lesson Before Dying

Author : Ernest J. Gaines
ISBN : 1400077702
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. A young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to teach visits a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting.

A Gathering Of Old Men

Author : Ernest J. Gaines
ISBN : 9780733632853
Genre : Fiction
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Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A GATHERING OF OLD MEN is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man. When a sheriff is summoned to a sugarcane plantation, he finds one white woman, about eighteen old black men and one dead Cajun farmer. Despite threats and physical persuasion, each man claims guilt and promises to provoke a riot at the courthouse if the sheriff tries to make an arrest. While they wait for the lynch mob, everyone involved is surprised by something, and the old black men have their first taste about power and pride.

Cane River

Author : Lalita Tademy
ISBN : 9781472237910
Genre : Fiction
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Set among the plantations in deepest Louisiana, CANE RIVER follows the lives of five generations of women from the time of slavery in the early 1800s into the early years of the 20th century. From down-trodden, philosophical Suzette, who was born and died a slave, to educated, pale-skinned Emily, whose high ambitions born in freedom become her downfall, we are introduced to a remarkable cast of characters whose struggles reflect the tragedy of slavery and, ultimately, the triumph of the spirit. This deeply personal saga - based entirely on the author's research into her own family history - ranks with the best African-American novels and introduces a major new writer.

Literature Companion A Lesson Before Dying

Author : History World
ISBN : 9781312463646
Genre : Fiction
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The book brought the author both name and fame. Gaines was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for the second time. The book was eventually recognized in American fiction after four years of its publication. Oprah Book Club adopted the novel in the year 1997 and it soon became a national bestseller. The story of the novel has also been adapted into a television movie. It is regularly used in book clubs and English courses not only in the United States but also in most of the English speaking countries. Literature Companion: A Lesson Before Dying Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Point of View and Setting Chapter Four: Characters Miss Emma Chapter Five: Summary of the Novel Chapter Six: Critical Analysis

Night

Author : Elie Wiesel
ISBN : 9781466805361
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

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