Vintage; 1 edition (September 1994)

A Lesson Before Dying (Oprah's Book Club)

Author: Ernest J. Gaines

“This majestic, moving novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives.”—Chicago Tribune

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, A Lesson Before Dying is 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.

From the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.


Paperback: 256 pages

Publication Date: September 1994

Publisher: Vintage

Author: Ernest J. Gaines

ISBN-13: 978-0375702709

Genres: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction