A Death in the Family by James Agee

A Death in the Family is an autobiographical novel by author James Agee, set in Knoxville, Tennessee. He began writing it in 1948, but it was not quite complete when he died in 1955. It was edited and released posthumously in 1957 by editor David McDowell. Agee's widow and children were left with little money after Agee's death and McDowell wanted to help them by publishing the work.

The 678th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 14th on The Best Southern Novels of All Time (Oxford American)
  2. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  3. - 50 Memorable Books from 50 Years of Books to Remember (The New York Public Library)
  4. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  5. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)
  6. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)

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A Death in the Family (Penguin Classics) Paperback 292319 $9.00 $2.30 2009
A Death In the Family Mass Market Paperback 4585356 $2.00
A Death in the Family (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize) Paperback 617460 $25.59 $4.27
A Death in the Family Hardcover 925610 $69.51
A Death in the Family: A Novel Paperback 965424 $6.95 $0.01 2008
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A Death in the Family (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition 59222 $10.99 2008
A Death in the Family Paperback 535414 $2.00 $0.01 1998
A Death In The Family Mass Market Paperback 611791 $10.45 $0.01 1982
A Death in the Family Audio CD 2487070 $18.86 $41.99 2011
A Death in the Family Hardcover 1474520 $1.72
Death in the Family Hardcover 1975786 $9.03
Una muerte en la familia/ A death in the family (13-20) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 4877696 $13.29 $13.27 2008
Una muerte en la familia/ A Death in the Family (Spanish Edition) Paperback 7690261 $31.00 $24.80 2007
A Death in the Family Hardcover 2037623 $6.00
A Death in the Family Paperback 3691604 $1.94 $0.01 1983
A Death in the Family (Playaway Adult Fiction) Preloaded Digital Audio Player 6846482 $53.99 2011