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A Lesson Before Dying

» Robert Bryson

ISBN 978-1-86478-059-8

The smartstudy® English guide to A Lesson Before Dying explores this challenging novel that deals with the entrenched racism of America’s deep south. Set in the 1940s the novel details the story of a young black man who is unjustly sentenced to death. It is a moving and powerful story.

Key Features:

  • notes about the author/director/poet/playwright
  • an overview of the historical and cultural context
  • chapter/scene/story summaries
  • character profiles
  • analysis of themes and genres
  • critical perspectives of the text
  • key quotations
  • focus questions in each section
  • marginal notes explaining key passages, ideas, terms and characters
  • a guide to planning and writing an essay
  • a sample essay with annotations
  • further exam-style essay questions
  • a bibliography and further reading section


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