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    • A Lesson Before Dying

    • By: Ernest J. Gaines
    • Narrated by: Lionel Mark Smith, Roger Guenveur Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 445
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    Jefferson is an innocent and unwitting party to a deadly liquor store shoot-out in the 1940s. As the only survivor, he is tried and convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, a university-trained teacher at the plantation school, is persuaded to visit Jefferson in his cell. Wiggins is torn between staying in his native Cajun community or moving on. The 2 men gradually form a bond as they jointly discover the simple heroism of resisting - and denying - the expected.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Misses the mark

    • By Amie on 02-09-12

    Regular price: $17.09

    • A Lesson Before Dying

    • By: Romulus Linney
    • Narrated by: Rick Foucheux, Keith Glover, Jamahl Marsh, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
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    A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940s. 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 two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one's fate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Play

    • By Kassie on 03-01-07

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Relationships

    • Lessons Before Dying, Book 1
    • By: Leonard Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Leonard Jenkins, Eugene Bell, Brenda Mitchell, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A coming of age story for Theloneus and an epic journey by the statuesque paternal figure, Sterling. There is no other way to categorize this experience than life. In this volume of the Relationships series, Lessons Before Dying establishes a foundation of learnings rooted in trials, discoveries and triumphs. If you enjoyed the 2016 box office smash movie Moonlight (winner of 2017 Best Picture Academy Award), this is the book for you!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Manvell E. Lessane on 10-21-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Lesson Before Dying: CliffsNotes

    • By: Durthy A. Washington
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The CliffsNotes study guide on Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, and more.

    Regular price: $10.49