To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)
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To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

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The converging tales within To Kill a Mockingbird can briefly be summed up as: the story of six-year-old Scout Finch and her brother Jem, who are obsessed with sighting the reclusive Boo Radley; and the story of their father Atticus, a noble lawyer who defends a black man in a rape case brought against him by a young white woman.

However this summary cannot possibly touch on the impact of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which just a year after its publication had already been translated into 10 languages, and a year after that inspired an Oscar-winning film. Published in 1960, until 2015, when an earlier draft of the book was released, it was Harper Lee’s only title. Mockingbird has since been placed above the Bible on the list of books every adult should read before they die and, having never gone out of print, staunchly remains a feature on high school reading lists. Its themes cover racial injustice, gender, the loss of innocence and class and the complexity of social codes. In 2007 George W. Bush, on his presentation to Lee of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, described it as the book that “has influenced the character [of America] for the better. It has been a gift to the entire world. A model of good writing and humane sensibility, [which will] be read and studied forever.”

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099549482
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 171 g
Dimensions: 178 x 110 x 20 mm
Edition: The 50th Anniversary edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"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 *
"There is humour as well as tragedy in this book, besides its faint note of hope for human nature; and it is delightfully written" * Sunday Times *
"No one ever forgets this book" * Independent *
"One of the best novels I remember ... uniquely unsentimental" * Guardian *
"Her book is lifted ... into the rare company of those that linger in the memory" * Bookman *

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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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2nd May 2011
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“To Kill a Mockingbird”

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5th October 2013
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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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3rd April 2011
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