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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
In his first novel in ten years, Ernest Gaines, the author of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, brings us a wrenching story of death and identity in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s. A young black named Jefferson is a reluctant party in a shoot-out in a liquor store in which the three other men involved are all killed, including the white store owner. Jefferson, the only survivor, is accused of murder. At the trial, the essence of the defense is that the accused, a lowly form of existence lacking even a modicum of intelligence, is incapable of premeditated murder. His lawyer argues: "Why, I would just as soon put a hog in the electric chair as this", but Jefferson is condemned to death
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
Grades 9-12
LC call number
PS3557.A355
LC item number
L47 1993
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
4.4
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
Label
A lesson before dying, Ernest J. Gaines
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm26012819
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780679414773
Isbn Type
;
Lccn
92020335
System control number
(OCoLC)26012819
Label
A lesson before dying, Ernest J. Gaines
Link
Publication
Control code
ocm26012819
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780679414773
Isbn Type
;
Lccn
92020335
System control number
(OCoLC)26012819

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