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To Kill a Mockingbird

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ISBN13: 9780446310789
ISBN10: 0446310786
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We didn't read this in high school. The assigned book was The Scarlet Letter, which was already a favorite of mine. Recently, however, I decided that I'd ignored To Kill a Mockingbird for too long. If you haven't read it, or if it's been awhile since you last played with Scout, Jem, and Dill, then I urge you to tag along. I read it slowly, as I knew I'd never read it again for the first time. There are no big operatic moments and yet I found myself weeping several times. Its power lies just beneath its deceptively simple sentences. It may be an almost-perfect book.
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The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior-to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 15 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.

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If you're going to write only one novel, this is the novel to write! To say that To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the great American novels doesn't do it justice. If you've never read it, read it. If you read it in high school, read it again! I guarantee that what you take from it as an adult will be even better and more meaningful than what you took from it the first time around. Brilliant!
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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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buckbooks, October 21, 2014 (view all comments by buckbooks)
I watch the movie every few months as a sort of cleansing action for the soul, but there are scenes in the book that the movie leaves out that greatly enhance the reading experience. In the movie, for example, Reverend Sykes famously tells Scout to stand as Atticus leaves the courtroom because, "Your father's passing." In the book, Calipurnia actually takes Jem and Scout to attend services at her church, and we see Reverend Sykes in further action. He takes up a special collection for the Tom Robinson family, but won't allow his congregants to leave until they've ponied up $10. We also learn Mrs. Dubose's backstory and why she's so mean to Scout.
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Danielle M, June 26, 2013 (view all comments by Danielle M)
Somehow, I was never assigned this brilliant novel in school and would have gladly taken it over "The Scarlet Letter" any day. It may have been written over fifty years ago, but the novel's themes of justice, compassion, and courage are every bit as relevant today. (Particularly in light of the Supreme Court's DOMA decision.) But these themes never feel heavy-handed or preachy, especially as explored by Scout Finch, one of the most delightfully stubborn yet true and honest narrators of all time. The way Lee is able to impart such wisdom through the thoughts and struggles of a young, innocent child is truly astonishing.
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rlcard, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by rlcard)
I have watched the movie multiple times and finally decided to read the book. Definately one of the top 3 books I have ever read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446310789
Author:
Lee, Harper
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Prejudices
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Alabama
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Warner Books ed.
Edition Description:
1st Perennial classics ed.
Series Volume:
[3]
Publication Date:
December 1982
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.60x4.10x1.10 in. .40 lbs.

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We didn't read this in high school. The assigned book was The Scarlet Letter, which was already a favorite of mine. Recently, however, I decided that I'd ignored To Kill a Mockingbird for too long. If you haven't read it, or if it's been awhile since you last played with Scout, Jem, and Dill, then I urge you to tag along. I read it slowly, as I knew I'd never read it again for the first time. There are no big operatic moments and yet I found myself weeping several times. Its power lies just beneath its deceptively simple sentences. It may be an almost-perfect book.

"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.
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