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Lesson before Dying

by Ernest J. Gaines
| Item # P307
Lesson before Dying P307
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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 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. Ernest J. Gaines brings to this novel the same rich sense of place, the same deep understanding of the human psyche, and the same compassion for a people and their struggle that have informed his previous, highly praised works of fiction.

Product Information

  • AR Level4.4
  • AR Quiz Number10287
  • AR Quiz Points11
  • AuthorErnest J. Gaines
  • Page Count272
  • ISBN100375702709
  • ISBN139780375702709
  • PublisherKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Year Published1997
  • Grade Level9 - 12
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    Historical fiction
    Fiction & related items
    Fiction & related items
  • ImprintVintage

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