To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)

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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 wi...

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Nelle Harper Lee is known for her Putltzer Prize-winning novelTo Kill a Mockingbird, her only major work. In 1999, it was voted "Best Novel of the Century" in a poll byLibrary Journal. Ms. Lee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature in 2007. Her father was a lawyer who served in the Alabama state legislature from 1926 to 1938. As a child, Lee was a tomboy and enjoyed the friendship of her schoolmate, Truman Capote. After completing To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee accompanied Capote to Holcomb, Kansas, to assist him in researching his bestselling book,In Cold Blood. Since publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee has granted very few requests for interviews or public appearances and has published no other novels.
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 18 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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Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
ISBN 9780446310789
Genre FICTION / Classics
Format Paperback
Publisher Date 1988-10-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Grand Central Pub
Copyright Year 1982
Height 6.5 in
Wdth 4.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.4 lb
Language English
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Lee, Harper

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    I first read this book many years ago while in high school. This book is a beautiful classic. Highly recommended!

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