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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. by  Ernest J Gaines - Signed First Edition - 1971 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 29003)

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

by Gaines, Ernest J

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New York: The Dial Press, 1971. First edition of this classic novel, which depicts the struggles of African Americans as seen through the eyes of the narrator, a woman named Jane Pittman. Octavo, original boards. Lengthily signed by the author on the title page, "We ain't giving up" I said "We done gone this far" Ernest J. Gaines." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. "This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960's. In this woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure, a woman equipped to stand beside William Faulkner's Dilsey in The Sound And The Fury." Miss Jane Pittman, like Dilsey, has 'endured,' has seen almost everything and foretold the rest. Gaines' novel brings to mind other great works The Odyssey for the way his heroine's travels manage to summarize the American history of her race, and Huckleberry Finn for the clarity of her voice, for her rare capacity to sort through the mess of years and things to find the one true story in it all"(Geoffrey Wolff).

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a 1971 novel by Ernest J. Gaines. The book was made into an award-winning television movie in 1973. The film holds importance as one of the first films to deal with African-American characters with depth and sympathy. It preceded the ground-breaking television miniseries Roots by four years. The story depicts the struggles of African Americans as seen through the eyes of the narrator, a woman named Jane Pittman.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
29003
Title
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.
Author
Gaines, Ernest J
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Dial Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1971
Keywords
Ernest J. Gaines Signed First Edition, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman First Edition

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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