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Harper Lee's classic novel of a lawyer in the Deep South defending a black man charged with the rape of a white girl.

One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. Most recently, librarians across the country gave the book the highest of honors by voting it the best novel of the twentieth century.

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"It's one of the finest books ever written. The quiet heroism of Atticus Finch and the honesty of his children Jem and Scout as they face prejudice in the American South of the 1930s still ring true. If it's been a while since you read it, read it again." Sessalee Hensley

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"That rare literary phenomenon, a Southern novel with no mildew on its magnolia leaves. Funny, happy and written with unspectacular precision, To Kill a Mockingbird is about conscience — how it is instilled in two children, Scout and Jem Finch; how it operates in their father, Atticus a lawyer appointed to defend a Negro on a rape charge, and how conscience crows in their small Alabama town." Vogue

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"A first novel of such rare excellence that it will no doubt make a great many readers slow down to relish more fully its simple distinction...A novel of strong contemporary national significance." Chicago Tribune

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"Novelist Lee's prose has an edge that cuts through cant, and she teaches the reader an astonishing number of useful truths about little girls and about Southern life." Time

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One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. Most recently, librarians across the country gave the book the highest of honors by voting it the best novel of the twentieth century.

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Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit em, but remember its a sin to kill a mockingbird One of the best-loved classics of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It has won the Pulitzer Prize, been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. Recently, librarians across the country gave the book the highest of honors by voting it the best novel of the century (Library Journal). A lawyers advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lees classic novela black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence, and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina and quiet heroism of one mans struggle for justicebut the weight of history will only tolerate so much.

About the Author

Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville Alabama, which produced two world-renowned authors in the same generation. Harper Lee was the grade school classmate of the young Truman Capote, with whom she maintained a friendship well into adulthood. (In 1966 Capote dedicated In Cold Blood to her). The youngest of four children of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Finch Lee, Harper attended Huntingdon College 1944-45, studied law at University of Alabama 1945-49, and spent a year at Oxford University. In the 1950s she moved to New York City where, after working briefly as an airline reservation clerk, she decided to focus exclusively on her writing. She moved into a cold-water flat and began writing To Kill a Mockingbird. In 1957 she submitted the manuscript to the J. B. Lippincott Company and was told that her novel read too much like a series of loosely connected short stories. She spent the next two and a half years revising the book and in 1960 it was published to widespread acclaim, winning the Pulitzer Prize and thousands of devoted readers.

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H Salisbury, January 18, 2010 (view all comments by H Salisbury)
A timeless story and a one-of-a-kind voice. Incredibly nuanced supporting characters like Boo Radley and the best trial book ever written. Accessible by any audience. Great for teens and adults.
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To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960, is actually based a few decades earlier, before the Civil Rights Movement had started gaining momentum. Set in the Deep South, in a small town where racism is not only rife but a way of life, the overriding message of the book might be that ‘life is unfair’ but it’s how you handle it, that matters. To keep mum and accept things the way they are is just unacceptable to Atticus Finch and a lesson he passes on to his two children, Scout and Jem. If you manage to overcome your own judgments and attempt to do something to make things better, is worth it even if it does not result in the change you hoped for. This is the admirable message that you leave with long after you put down this impressive novel. Of course there are a number of other themes that the novel touches upon such as family, race, youth and fear. You could check out Shmoop's Literature Guide for more insights into these themes.
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Tracy Smith, August 4, 2008 (view all comments by Tracy Smith)
As one of the few books I was actually glad to have had to read for a class, "To Kill a Mockingbird" has remained one of my favorite books since the first time I read it. A young girl and her brother learn about integrity from their father and injustice from their racist Southern town. Thoughtful and touching, this book will stick with you long after you finish the last page.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060935467
Author:
Lee, Harper
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Author:
by Harper Lee
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Perennial Classics
Publication Date:
20050705
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.79x5.45x.79 in. .55 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060935467 Reviews:
"Review" by , "It's one of the finest books ever written. The quiet heroism of Atticus Finch and the honesty of his children Jem and Scout as they face prejudice in the American South of the 1930s still ring true. If it's been a while since you read it, read it again."
"Review" by , "That rare literary phenomenon, a Southern novel with no mildew on its magnolia leaves. Funny, happy and written with unspectacular precision, To Kill a Mockingbird is about conscience — how it is instilled in two children, Scout and Jem Finch; how it operates in their father, Atticus a lawyer appointed to defend a Negro on a rape charge, and how conscience crows in their small Alabama town."
"Review" by , "A first novel of such rare excellence that it will no doubt make a great many readers slow down to relish more fully its simple distinction...A novel of strong contemporary national significance."
"Review" by , "Novelist Lee's prose has an edge that cuts through cant, and she teaches the reader an astonishing number of useful truths about little girls and about Southern life."
"Synopsis" by , One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. Most recently, librarians across the country gave the book the highest of honors by voting it the best novel of the twentieth century.
"Synopsis" by , Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit em, but remember its a sin to kill a mockingbird One of the best-loved classics of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It has won the Pulitzer Prize, been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. Recently, librarians across the country gave the book the highest of honors by voting it the best novel of the century (Library Journal). A lawyers advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lees classic novela black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence, and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina and quiet heroism of one mans struggle for justicebut the weight of history will only tolerate so much.
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