Title: A Lesson Before Dying

Photographer: Doris Ulmann
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
Designer: Tom Stvan


Image Title: Bell Ringer, South Carolina 1930
Photo Genre: Documentary
Book Genre: Novel

Designer Tom Stvan has used Doris Ulmann's 'Bell Ringer, South Carolina 1930' for the cover of this Vintage edition of Ernest J. Gaines' classic novel about prejudice and racial injustice in the South. Compare this to Archie Ferguson's choice of one of Walker Evans' FSA photographs for the Knopf hardback edition (here).