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To Kill a Mockingbird (Hardcover)

Author:  Harper Lee
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1417662107
ISBN-13: 9781417662104
Sku: 207560543
Publish Date: 8/13/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  323
Age Range:  College to 21
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For use in schools and libraries only. A trade paperback edition of the book that librarians across the country recently voted the best novel of the century.
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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.
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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.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0323
Product attributePublisher:   Turtleback Books
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