A Lesson Before Dying A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

A Novel

    • 4.3 • 562 Ratings
    • $11.99
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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • A deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a Black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting.

"An instant classic." —Chicago Tribune

A “majestic, moving novel...an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives" (Chicago Tribune), from the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

"A Lesson Before Dying reconfirms Ernest J. Gaines's position as an important American writer." —Boston Globe

"
Enormously moving.... Gaines unerringly evokes the place and time about which he writes." —Los Angeles Times

“A quietly moving novel [that] takes us back to a place we've been before to impart a lesson for living.” —San Francisco Chronicle

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1993
March 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.8
MB

Customer Reviews

BWone21 ,

Interesting Read

I enjoyed this story. It was an interesting page turner.

Leaf2.0 ,

Slayed

Slayed

Trealure ,

Amazing

Highly recommend! I had to read this book for school and I REALLY enjoyed it.

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