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Gaines, Ernest J. 1933-

Overview
Works: 219 works in 902 publications in 17 languages and 43,527 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3557.A355, 813.54
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A lesson before dying by Ernest J Gaines( Book )

121 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 6,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grant Wiggins, who left his small rural black community to go to university, has returned to the plantation school to teach children whose lives promise to be not much better than Jefferson's. But he wonders whether he has the will to take off north or west like so many before him who knew it was the only way to climb out of a centuries-old rut. He is grappling with his own situation when Jefferson's godmother and Grant's aunt persuade Grant to impart something of himself, of his learning and pride, to Jefferson before his death - to prove the lawyer wrong
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J Gaines( Book )

131 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 5,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a black lady born into slavery on a Louisiana plantation, freed at the end of the Civil War, who lives for one-hundred more years
A gathering of old men by Ernest J Gaines( Book )

81 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beau Boutan, a hated Cajun farmer, is shot, and a dozen aging black men claim to be the murderer
In my father's house by Ernest J Gaines( Book )

34 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A minister and civil rights leader in a small, rural black community is suddenly confronted with events from his past that threaten to destroy the life he has built
Bloodline by Ernest J Gaines( Book )

29 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these five stories, Gaines returns to the cane fields, sharecroppers' shacks, and decaying plantation houses of Louisiana, the terrain of his great novels A Gathering of Old Men and A Lesson Before Dying. As rendered by Gaines, this country becomes as familiar, and as haunted by cruelty, suffering, and courage, as Ralph Ellison's Harlem or Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County. STORIES INCLUDE: A Long Day in November The Sky Is Gray Three Men Bloodline Just Like a Tree
Catherine Carmier : a novel by Ernest J Gaines( Book )

33 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine, a young Louisiana Black woman, is caught up in the racial tensions between white, Black, and Cajun in the rural plantation area
Of love and dust by Ernest J Gaines( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young Marcus is bonded out of jail, where he has been awaiting his trial for murder, he is sent to the Hebert plantation to work in the fields. He treats the Cajun overseer, Sidney Bonbon, with supreme contempt, even as Bonbon works him nearly to death. Marcus takes his revenge by first seducing Bonbon's black mistress, Pauline, and then his wife, Louise. Jim Kelly, the tractor driver, watches the contest between the two men, knowing Marcus is doomed and hating him for disturbing the status quo. Grudgingly, however, Jim begins to admire the young man's spirit as the inevitable climactic showdown draws near. --Back cover
A lesson before dying by Ernest J Gaines( Recording )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young African-American men, one condemned to death for a murder and the other a teacher, form a bond in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s
An introduction to A lesson before dying by Ernest J. Gaines audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theme and characters in Gaines's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J Gaines( Recording )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Jane looks back on the 100 years of her life, from slavery to the dawn of the civil rights movement
A long day in November by Ernest J Gaines( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young black boy living on a cane plantation recounts the events of the day his parents separate and are reconciled
A gathering of old men by Ernest J Gaines( Recording )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the sheriff arrives after a Cajun farmer is shot dead he finds a dozen aging black men each claiming to have done the deed. They want to get even after lifetimes of oppression
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman : and related readings by Ernest J Gaines( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A textbook reader for young adults features "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" by Ernest J. Gaines, plus short stories, poems, and essays designed to build reading comprehension
In my father's house by Ernest J Gaines( Recording )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phillip Martin was a leader in the Southern community of St. Adrienne, but his past wouldn't stay buried
A lesson before dying by Romulus Linney( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Ernest J. Gaines' National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel, A lesson before dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940's. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man. The disheartened Wiggins had once harbored dreams of escaping from his impoverished youth, yet he returned to his home town after university, to teach children whose lives seemed as unpromising as Jefferson's. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one's own fate
The Signet classic book of Southern short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents thirty-three stories by Southern writers--half by women and one third by blacks--that capture the richness and complexities of Southern life
Catherine Carmier by Ernest J Gaines( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Carmier is a compelling love story set in a deceptively bucolic Louisiana countryside, where blacks, Cajuns, and whites maintain an uneasy coexistence. When Jackson returns home to his family after an absence of ten years, he discovers that his bonds to them have been irreparably rent by his absence. In the midst of his alienation, he falls in love with Catherine Carmier, setting the stage for conflicts and confrontations which are complex, tortuous, and universal in their implications
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the life an African American woman from Louisiana, from the time of her childhood as a slave in the pre-Civil War South to 1962, when she witnesses the birth of the civil rights movement at the age of one hundred and ten
Tell about the South voices in black & white( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others
Ernest Gaines reads excerpts from A gathering of old men by Ernest J Gaines( Recording )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a brief introduction to his life and work, author Ernest Gaines reads excerpts from his novel A gathering of old men, which deals with the Black tenant farmers in a rural area east of Baton Rouge, La. He introduces the characters Snookum, Janey, Miss Merle, and Rufe in this reading
 
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A lesson before dying
Alternative Names
Ernest Gaines

Ernest J. Gaines Amerikaans romanschrijver

Gaines, Ernest 1933-

Gaines, Ernest J.

Gaines, Ernest James 1933-

إرنست جينز

게인스, 어니스트 J. 1933-

ゲインズ, アーネスト・J

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The autobiography of Miss Jane PittmanA gathering of old menIn my father's houseBloodlineCatherine Carmier : a novelOf love and dustA lesson before dyingThe autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman