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Go Set a Watchman (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 11/02/2016
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Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father's attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781785150296
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 379 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A new work, and a pleasure, revelation and genuine literary event...Go Set a Watchman shakes the settled view of both an author and her novel...This publication intensifies the regret that Harper Lee published so little." -- Mark Lawson * Guardian *
"Go Set a Watchman is the more radical, ambitious and politicised of the two novels Lee has now published...It has contemporary relevance where Mockingbird is safely sealed off as a piece of American history...It does not undermine Mockingbird but it makes a reassessment of that story absolutely necessary...It is a book of enormous literary interest...Beguiling and distinctive, and reminiscent of Mockingbird...Go Set a Watchman can't be dismissed as literary scraps from Lee's' imagination. It has too much integrity for that." -- Arifa Akbar * Independent *
"More edgy and thought provoking [than To Kill a Mockingbird] ... It has a power to it beyond being a mere historical curio or more lit crit material for Harper Lee studies... Eccentric characters are brightly drawn. There is Lee's trademark warmth, some droll lines and the sense of place and time is strong...[It has] a surprisingly provocative message - don't airily dismiss the prejudices of others, try to understand them." -- Robbie Millen * The Times *
"The flashes of lyrical genius and ability to evoke the intensity of childhood play that come to fruition in To Kill a Mockingbird are in evidence...It's nowhere near the novel Mockingbird is. It is much better than that...What Watchman tells us, and tells us rather powerfully, is that racism is not confined to people who are so clearly not like us...Watchman is for grown-ups. It asks serious questions about what racism is. And it comes at a time when American desperately needs a grown-up conversation about race." -- Erica Wagner * New Statesman *
"I'm happy to report that most of the caveats and conspiracy theories surrounding Go Set a Watchman melt away as you read the opening chapters and reacquaint yourself with that beguiling Harper Lee narrative style - warm, sardonic, amused by male folly and social pretension, wryly funny, a sassy Southern voice, Mark Twain with a dash of Katharine Hepburn." -- John Walsh * Sunday Times *

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“Too excited!!!!!!”

Having read the first chapter this weekend, and being transported back to Maycomb, I simply can't wait to get my hands on this book!!! I'll be there at midnight buying my copy and no doubt be up all morning... More

Hardback edition
13th July 2015
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“Worth the wait!”

The novel opens with something readers have dreamt of for decades; a re-entry into Harper Lee’s fictional world of Maycomb, Alabama. Jean Louise Finch, now a 26-year-old woman, is taking the train from New York back... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
14th July 2015
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“A Masterpiece!”

So, the long wait's over, and what have we got? The short answer is a masterpiece. The book starts almost as a romantic comedy, as Scout, a 20-something resident of New York City , returns to her home town and... More

Hardback edition
14th July 2015
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