This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollection of a 110-year-old black woman who was born a slave but who lived to see the black militancy of the 1960s. The secret of this book's success is the characterization of Miss Jane. She is a master of her people's language. But more than that, she is unsurpassed as a storyteller. "Ernest Gaines has written a book that comes down on the side of time, on the side of the future." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board) --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition. The Merriam-Webster Encylopedia of Literature Novel by Ernest J. Gaines, published in 1971. Set in rural southern Louisiana, the novel spans 100 years of American history--from the early 1860s to the onset of the civil rights movement in the 1960s--in following the life of the elderly Jane Pittman, who witnessed those years. A child at the end of the Civil War, Jane survives a massacre by former Confederate soldiers. She serves as a steadying influence for several black men who work hard to achieve dignity and economic as well as political equality. After the death of her husband, Joe Pittman, Jane becomes a committed Christian and a spiritual guide in her community. Spurred on by the violent death of a young community leader, Jane finally confronts a plantation owner who represents the white power structure to which she has always been subservient. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Book Description Recorded Books, Inc., 1994. AUDIO CASSETTE. Book Condition: Good. 7 AUDIO CASSETTES withdrawn from the library collection. Some library marking. Each Audio Cassette TESTED! prior to shipping for sound quality. You will receive a good set. Enjoy this worthwhile AUDIO CASSETTE performance. Audio Book. Bookseller Inventory # 201798765432978
Book Description Recorded Books, Inc., 1994. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: Good. Unabridged. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0788700723
Book Description Recorded Books, 1974. Book Condition: Very Good. NOT a former library copy. 7 unabridged audio tapes in original plastic case. Running time: 10 hrs. Excellent condition. Cover may not depict edition offered for sale your selection The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Gaines, Ernest J. and Thigpen, Lynne (Narrated by) Ernest J. Gaines's third novel, published in 1971, narrates, as if it were a work of oral history, the life story of a 110-year-old black woman in the South. Miss Jane Pittman was born into slavery and, during her long and eventful life, she experiences the problems of post-Civil War existence for freed slaves, falls in love but never marries, raises a child, and becomes involved in the rise of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Throughout, Miss Jane's story is told in the black vernacular language of her times. Gaines's achievement is to create both an authentic and vivid voice for his character, and to provide a convincing illumination of 100 years of American history through the experiences of one compelling woman. Bookseller Inventory # 019833