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The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

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Published by Bantam Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African American women -- Louisiana -- Fiction,
  • Older women -- Louisiana -- Fiction,
  • Louisiana -- Fiction

  • About the Edition

    Story of a black lady born into slavery on a Louisiana plantation, freed at the end of the Civil War, who lives for one-hundred more years

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesCecilia Bard Multicultural Library for Peace
    StatementErnest J. Gaines.
    GenreFiction., Fiction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3557.A355 A9 1972
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 259 p. ;
    Number of Pages259
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22860492M
    ISBN 100553263579
    ISBN 109780553263572


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Analysis This section is the final sequence of the "War Years" book of the novel. Jane and Ned continue their adventures by meeting up with three more significant people: a lone black hunter, a white poor farmer, and Job. These stops contain an increasingly comic touch as Jane's obstinacy about reaching Ohio grows increasingly ridiculous.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is an inspiring novel. It explores many events that took place in our history. Miss Jane Pittman is a black woman who battled for her freedom during the time period of slavery.

When she was eleven years old she began her battle of by: Miss Jane Pittman. She is one of the most unforgettable heroines in American fiction, a woman whose life has come to symbolize the struggle for freedom, dignity, and justice. Ernest J. Gaines 4/5(11). Miss Jane Pittman.

She is one of the most unforgettable heroines in American fiction, a woman whose life has come to symbolize the struggle for freedom, dignity, and justice. Ernest J. Gaines’s now-classic novel—written as an autobiography—spans one hundred years of Miss Jane’s remarkable life, from her childhood as a slave on a Louisiana plantation to the /5(32).

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 /5().

About The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman "This is a novel in the guise of the  tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has  lived years, who has been both a slave and a  witness to the black militancy of the ’s.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a novel by Ernest J. Gaines that was first published in Based on the book by Ernest Gaines, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman originally aired on CBS in In this fictionalized biography, Cicely Tyson stars as the year-old Jane Pittman 5/5(1). I think that one of the most significant events out of the Fourth Book of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is the emergence of Jimmy and his impact on Jane.

Jimmy is significant because. Summary The book is a story of a black woman in the South who was born into slavery in the s and lives to become a part of the civil rights movement in the s. Her name is Miss Jane Pittman, and The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman book the beginning she lives on a plantation in Louisiana as a slave.

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.

Miss Jane Pittman-The protagonist in the book. She is a physically and mentally strong woman. She flees the plantation where she once lived and was enslaved, then travels with her adopted son, Ned Douglass. Ned Douglass - Miss Jane Pittman's adopted son. He flees with Miss Jane Pittman, then parts ways with her.

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He has other novels and collections of short stories, but The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman published in is undoubtedly the work for which he will be remembered. Cicely Tyson's portrayal of Miss Jane in the film of the same name is an endearing performance, but one misses much if one relies solely on the film (plus some of the details are changed, sometimes /5().

It’s a testament to both Tyson’s and the movie’s transcendent power that, in the years since its TV debut, Jane Pittman has stuck in the country’s collective conscious as a real, live, flesh-and-blood person, not a fictional creation.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is, simply put, a : Classic Media. he refers to this story of Miss Jane Pittman’s life as a novel rather than an autobiography.

This story is a novel because it is fictional. Jane Pittman is not a real person. She is a character in the novel, who is telling her fictional life story to a fictional history teacher. Size: KB. Beginning during the racial turmoil of s Louisiana, year-old ex-slave Jane Pittman grants an interview to a persistent journalist and relates the remarkable story of her life.

Orphaned early, she toils on a plantation until a chance meeting with a white Union soldier named Brown changes her outlook/10(K). The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman His novel, A Lesson Before Dying, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Inhe was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying was an Oprah Book Club pick in /5(15). The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman has sold over a million copies nationwide since its publication inmaking the fictional character of Miss Jane so real many people don’t know she exists only in the imagination of Louisiana-born author Ernest J.

Gaines. Miss Jane is years old when she is interviewed by an area high school teacher looking to teach his students. Miss Jane Pittman. She is one of the most unforgettable heroines in American fiction, a woman whose life has come to symbolize the struggle for freedom, dignity, and justice.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Questions and Answers. The Question and Answer section for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the : Ernest J.

Gaines. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman follows the life of one woman from her emancipation as a slave in the s to her initiation into the Civil Rights Movement of the early s.

A work of historical fiction, the Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman takes place in rural Louisiana. It opens with an encounter between the ostensible "editor" of.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Summary & Study Guide Description. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book.

Book Description Bantam Books, New York, Softcover (Mass Market). Condition: New. Reprint. "Wit and wrath, imagination and indignation, misery and poetry." Miss Jane Pittman is a black woman who has lived years, has been a slave, has seen the militancy of the 's.

Book in new condition - from my store inventory/5(K). Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. "Miss Jane Pittman. She is one of the most unforgettable heroines in American fiction, a woman whose life has come to symbolize the struggle for freedom, dignity, and justice.

ng may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. pages. /5(K). The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman has sold over a million copies nationwide since its publication inmaking the fictional character of Miss Jane so real many people don't know she exists only in the imagination of Louisiana-born author Ernest J.

Gaines. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (15) 1h 49min 7+ Story of a black woman in the South who was born into slavery in the s and lives to become a part of the civil rights movement in the s/5. Jane Pittman's adopted son. _____ represents insight, strength, and youth.

He is a bright young man who desires change in the society and boldly makes an effort to help his people by building a school. He is well aware that he might be killed for his actions, as he is, but he insists on doing it. Get this from a library.

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When first published in the s The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman might have a fresh look into the lives for the formerly enslaved and their fight for equality. Unfortunately, the book does not stand the test of time and Miss Jane Pittman's story seems common to those with knowledge of Black History after the Civil War.

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 /5(K).

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman () is a fictional oral narrative written by Ernest J. Gaines. Delivered in the voice of Jane Pittman, an African-American whose long life spans the century between the Civil War and the s Civil Rights movement, the novel represents perspectives on the past that challenge “textbook” history.

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a classic fictional book. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is the story if a women’s life told when she was over one hundred years old. This book, for short TAOMJP, was very interesting.

Knowing that it was, hence the title, an autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, I knew that i would be following her life. The only thing however is that I did not know when they would start talking about her life/5(3).

Like Jimmy, a character in Book 4 of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,Gaines lis-tened to adults tell stories and wrote letters for those who could not write. Also like Jimmy, Gaines had an aunt who helped raise him.

Gaines’s aunt was his inspiration for the character of Miss Jane. He notes some differences, however.The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a novel by Ernest J.

Gaines. The story depicts the struggles of African Americans as seen through the eyes of the narrator, a woman named Jane Pittman. She tells of the major events of her life from the time she was a young slave girl in the American South at the end of the Civil War.