A Death in the Family is a Pulitzer-Prize winning autobiographical novel by James Agee that was first published in 1957.


See a complete list of the characters in A Death in the Family and in-depth analyses of Rufus Follet and Mary Follet.

Literary Devices

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Further Study

Increase your understanding of A Death in the Family by learning more about James Agee and background on the autobiographical novel's publication.


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