The Resource A gathering of old men, Ernest J. Gaines

A gathering of old men, Ernest J. Gaines

Label
A gathering of old men
Title
A gathering of old men
Statement of responsibility
Ernest J. Gaines
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Early in this eloquent novel ... a sheriff is summoned to a sugarcane plantation, where he finds one young white woman, about eighteen old black men, and one dead Cajun farmer. The sheriff is sure he knows who killed the Cajun--although each of the men is toting a shotgun, only one of them could hit a barn door--but threats and slaps fail to change their stories. Each one claims guilt, and all but one promise to provoke a riot at the courthouse if the sheriff tries to make an arrest. in the meantime, they wait for a lynch mob that the dead man's father--like his son, a notorious brute--is sure to launch. ... Before it is over, everyone involved has been surprised by something: the old black men not least of all, by their first taste of power and pride."--New Yorker review, quoted on back cover of paperback edition
Cataloging source
OKI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaines, Ernest J.
Index
no index present
Intended audience
650
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • UG
  • High School
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
  • 4.4
  • 6.9
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • Louisiana
Label
A gathering of old men, Ernest J. Gaines
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780679738909
Lccn
91058064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm26377099
  • 532100
Label
A gathering of old men, Ernest J. Gaines
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780679738909
Lccn
91058064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm26377099
  • 532100

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