To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee new hardcover book 50th Anniversary Edition
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by HARPER LEE
The 50th Anniversary Hardcover edition
of the Pulitzer Prize-Winning novel
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New hardcover book with dustjacket, 323 pages. Published
by HarperCollins in 2010
"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em,
but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."
A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of
Harper Lee's classic novel--a 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 man's struggle for justice--but the weight of history will only tolerate
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 forty languages, sold more than
thirty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie.
Recently, librarians across the US gave the book the highest of honors by voting
it the best novel of the century (Library Journal).
One of the best-loved stories of all time,To Kill a Mockingbird has
earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. In addition to
winning the Pulitzer Prize, it has been translated into more than forty
languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and been made into an
enormously popular movie.
About the Author
Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended the local
schools and studied law at the University of Alabama. For some years she spent
most of her time in New York City, where, until she began writing, she was
employed in the reservations department of an international airline. She has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Pulitzer Prize and many other accolades.
from writing," says Miss Lee, "my chief interests in life are
collecting memoirs of nineteenth-century clergymen, golf, crime and music."
To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary hardcover edition - Harper Lee
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