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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Author Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher Dial Press Trade Paperback
Publication Date 2009-01-27
Section All Remainders / Fiction
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780385342780.RM

Miss Jane Pittman. She is one of the most unforgettable heroines in American fiction, a woman whose life has come to symbolize the struggle for freedom, dignity, and justice. Ernest J. Gaines’s now-classic novel—written as an autobiography—spans one hundred years of Miss Jane’s remarkable life, from her childhood as a slave on a Louisiana plantation to the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. It is a story of courage and survival, history, bigotry, and hope—as seen through the eyes of a woman who lived through it all. A historical tour de force, a triumph of fiction, Miss Jane’s eloquent narrative brings to life an important story of race in America—and stands as a landmark work for our time.

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