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To Kill a Mockingbird (Hardcover)

Author:  Harper Lee
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Product Details:

Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0061205699
ISBN-13: 9780061205699
Sku: 202588496
Publish Date: 10/1/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1.25T
Pages:  323
Age Range:  NA
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This beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic is now being published with the original jacket art, printed endpapers, a ribbon marker, and a full cloth slipcase. Lee's timeless masterpiece makes the perfect gift for every generation. (Literary Classics)
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At the age of eight, Scout Finch is an entrenched free-thinker. She can accept her father's warning that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird, because mockingbirds harm no one and give great pleasure. The benefits said to be gained from going to school and keeping her temper elude her.

The place of this enchanting, intensely moving story is Maycomb, Alabama. The time is the Depression, but Scout and her brother, Jem, are seldom depressed. They have appalling gifts for entertaining themselves—appalling, that is, to almost everyone except their wise lawyer father, Atticus.

Atticus is a man of unfaltering good will and humor, and partly because of this, the children become involved in some disturbing adult mysteries: fascinating Boo Radley, who never leaves his house; the terrible temper of Mrs. Dubose down the street; the fine distinctions that make the Finch family "quality"; the forces that cause the people of Maycomb to show compassion in one crisis and unreasoning cruelty in another.

Also because Atticus is what he is, and because he lives where he does, he and his children are plunged into a conflict that indelibly marks their lives—and gives Scout some basis for thinking she knows just about as much about the world as she needs to.

Annotation:
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is about the crisis of human behavior and conscience arising from the racism and prejudice that exist in the small Southern town during the Depression. Scout Finch, age 8, who lives with her brother, Jem, and their lawyer father, Atticus, in Maycomb, Alabama, tells the story of her father's defense of Tom Robinson, a young black man who is being tried for the rape of a white woman. Harper Lee's only novel, first published in 1960 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, is a much-beloved tale of growing up, as well as an exploration of heroism confronted with bigotry.
Author Bio
Harper Lee
Born in Alabama, (Nelle) Harper Lee attended Huntingdon College from 1944 to 1945, studied law at the University of Alabama from 1945 to 1949, and spent a year at Oxford University. In the 1950s, she worked as an airline clerk in New York while she worked on her novel, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Initially rejected, the novel was finally published after two more years of rewriting, winning the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961. A movie was made in 1962 starring Gregory Peck, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the lawyer Atticus Finch. (Lee modeled the character Dill on her close friend Truman Capote, whom she lived next door to as a child.) After the enormous success of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Harper Lee never published another book, refuses to give interviews, and lives a reclusive life in Alabama and New York City. In her introduction to a reissue of the novel, she wrote, "I am still alive, although very quiet." Few people even know what she looks like. The Monroeville, Alabama courthouse--the fictional model for the courthouse in her novel (the movie was also filmed there)--is now a museum of Harper Lee/Truman Capote memorabilia.

Praise

Mother Jones
"Atticus Finch being spat upon without spitting back and Ben-Hur choosing not to kill Messala. Those are lessons. Mercy. Tolerance. Those burned in my imagination." - Gus Lee May/June 1995

Harper's
"[T]he perennially beloved and treacly account of growing up in a small Southern town during the Depression....To read the novel is, for most, an exercise in wish-fulfillment and self-congratulation, a chance to consider thorny issues of race and prejudice from a safe distance and with the comfortable certainty that the reader would never harbor the racist attitudes espoused by the lowlifes in the novel." - Francine Prose September 1999

Product Attributes
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0323
Product attributePublisher:   HarperCollins Publishers
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