To Kill A Mockingbird (Paperback)
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To Kill A Mockingbird (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 05/10/1989
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A true American classic and a novel whose crusading spirit and memorable characters have passed into literary folklore, To Kill a Mockingbird views the brutality of racism in the Deep South through the eyes of the big-hearted child narrator, Scout.

Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.

Lawyer Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl.

Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s.

The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice.

But the weight of history will only tolerate so much...

A benchmark of classic American literature, To Kill A Mockingbird approaches the highly sensitive topic of racism in 1930s America with humour, warmth and compassion, making it widely recognised as one of the best books of the twentieth century and in American literature. 

Go Set a Watchman, released in 2015, 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.

After To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960, Harper Lee set aside Go Set a Watchman, and never returned to it. The original manuscript of the novel was considered to have been lost until the autumn of 2014, when Tonja Carter discovered it in a secure location where it had been affixed to an original typescript of To Kill a Mockingbird

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099419785
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 171 g
Dimensions: 178 x 110 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'No one ever forgets this book' - Independent

'Someone rare has written this very fine novel, a writer with the liveliest sense of life and the warmest, most authentic humor. A touching book; and so funny, so likeable' - Truman Capote

'Her book is lifted...into the rare company of those that linger in the mind long after dramas, sagas and sophisticated frolics have coalesced into a blur of half-forgotten fiction' - Bookman

'There is humour as well as tragedy in this book, besides its faint note of hope for human nature; and it is delightfully written in the now familiar Southern tradition' - Sunday Times

Someone rare has written this very fine novel, a writer with the liveliest sense of life and the warmest, most authentic humour. A touching book; and so funny, so likeable - Truman Capote

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“To Kill a Mockingbird”

We had to study this for English, and although that tends to suck the fun out of any book, it didn't for this. It's fantastic. Even though the main event of the book is at the end, it isn't slow moving... More

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“To Kill a Mockingbird”

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“More than lives up to the hype!!”

I first read this purely out of curiosity, a novel as renowned as this one surely can't disappoint, can it? Well I was more than thrilled with the outcome. Told from the innocent and strong-willed perspective of... More

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