A Lesson Before Dying Summary
Ernest Gaines

Everything you need to understand or teach A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines.

  • A Lesson before Dying Summary & Study Guide
  • 16 Student Essays
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  • 7 Literature Criticisms
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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A Lesson before Dying Summary

Published by Knopf in 1993, A Lesson Before Dying is set in Louisiana. Considered a success by readers and critics alike, the appeal for most readers is derived from the intense emotions the story evokes. The author, Ernest Gaines, wants the reader to feel compassion for the young black man, Jefferson, whom jurors convict for a murder he did not commit. Nor can readers ignore the personal struggles of Grant Wiggins as he teaches...

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