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To Kill a Mockingbird The 50th Anniversary Edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Novel (Hardcover)

Author:  Harper Lee
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0061743526
ISBN-13: 9780061743528
Sku: 212585601
Publish Date: 5/11/2010
Sales Rank: 17526
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 1.5T
Pages:  323
Edition Number:  50
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Through the eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Atticus Finch''s children, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lee explores with rich humor and unanswering honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. This volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of a modern classic that inspired a beloved, Academy Award-winning film.
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A deluxe hardcover edition commemorates the 50th anniversary of the beloved classic novel about racial justice in the Deep South, a story that inspired an equally beloved movie and inspired the generations that followed. 100,000 first printing.
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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.This is the 50th Anniversary hardcover edition of the classic novel.
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.

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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 attributeEdition:   0050
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0323
Product attributePublisher:   Harper
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