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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by  Ernest J Gaines - Hardcover - First Edition, Second Printing - 1971 - from Arundel Books of Seattle (SKU: L059955)

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

by Gaines, Ernest J

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  • hardcover
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New York: The Dial Press, 1971. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good +. B/w Decorative Title Page & Headpieces. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A very good+ copy in very good+ dust jacket with slight rubbing and minor nicks to jacket; slight internal browning to edges. x, 245 pages. Later issue of the author's fourth and most popular book; novel concerning the life story of a Black American female survivor of slavery days and her eventual triumph over her past; basis of the noted made-for-television production (broadcast originally on CBS-TV, 1974), starring Cicely Tyson in the title role (which earned her the Emmy Award). Notable for jacket blurbs by James A. McPherson, Max Steele and Alice Walker. As near to fine a copy as we have ever encountered.


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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Arundel Books of Seattle US (US)
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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Gaines, Ernest J
B/w Decorative Title Page & Headpieces
Book condition
Used - Very Good +
Jacket condition
Very Good +
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First Edition, Second Printing
The Dial Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
Rare Fiction Gaines, Ernest J. American Literature 20th Century American Fiction African-American Historical Civil Rights Race Relation Slavery Film Television QX91

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Arundel Books of Seattle

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Seattle, Washington
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About Arundel Books of Seattle

Arundel Books stunning new store is located in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square, and has an eclectic stock that will satisfy both the avid reader and discriminating collector.


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