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Gaines, Ernest J. 1933-

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Works: 258 works in 844 publications in 2 languages and 43,652 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Domestic fiction  Biography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film and video adaptations  Television programs 
Roles: Creator, Interviewee, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator
Classifications: PS3557.A355, 813.54
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A lesson before dying by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
73 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,559 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 )
99 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,907 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 )
51 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 4,043 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 )
32 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,322 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 )
23 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,542 libraries worldwide
Five stories that take place in the cane fields, sharecroppers' shacks, and decaying plantation houses of Louisiana
Catherine Carmier : a novel by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
27 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,247 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 )
20 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,180 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( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,105 libraries worldwide
Jefferson, a young black, is accused of killing the white owner of a liquor store in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s. Although his lawyer argues that such a lowly form of existence is no more capable of premeditated murder than a hog, Jefferson is condemned to death. Grant Wiggins, a black teacher at the plantation school, is persuaded to impart something of himself, of his learning and pride, to Jefferson before his death--to prove the lawyer wrong
An introduction to A lesson before dying by Ernest J. Gaines audio guide by Molly Murphy( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 685 libraries worldwide
Discusses the theme and characters in Gaines's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
A long day in November by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
14 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 libraries worldwide
A young black boy living on a cane plantation recounts the events of the day his parents separate and are reconciled
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J Gaines( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Miss Jane looks back on the 100 years of her life, from slavery to the dawn of the civil rights movement
A gathering of old men by Ernest J Gaines( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 219 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 )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 217 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
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J Gaines( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 193 libraries worldwide
"The fictitious life story of a woman who was born into slavery and lived to be about 110 years old ... The selection recorded here comprises the first 9 chapters, uncut, depicting Miss Jane's life as a girl of around 11 just before and after the Emancipation"--Container
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J Gaines( file )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
The story of one woman's survival against the overwhelming odds of slavery and the battles of freedom which she won with grace and dignity
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman ( visu )
8 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Among the most-honored films of all time, this program won an unprecedented nine Emmy Awards, including Best Director, Teleplay, and Actress (Cicely Tyson). This sweeping saga covers over a century in the life of Jane Pittman, a Louisiana black woman. It follows her life from her childhood as a slave in the pre-Civil War Southto 1962 when she witnesses the birth of the Civil Rights Movement at the age of 110
In my father's house by Ernest J Gaines( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 141 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( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 140 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
Tell about the South voices in black & white ( visu )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 103 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
Catherine Carmier by Ernest J Gaines( file )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 95 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
 
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Alternative Names
Gaines, Ernest, 1933-
Gaines, Ernest J.
Gaines, Ernest James, 1933-
ゲインズ, アーネスト・J
Languages
English (455)
German (2)
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