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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

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ISBN 10
0965773604
ISBN 13
9780965773607
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New York, NY: HarperCollins , 2014 HarperCollins, New York. 2014. Hardcover. Facsimile reproduction of a later printing (ISBN 0397001517) by J.B Lippincott, Philadelphia copyright 1960. This book has HarperCollins stated on the spine. HarperCollins Publishers announced today (April 28, 2014)—on Harper Lee’s 88th birthday—that they have acquired North American rights to Lee’s beloved classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Very Good +; light bumping to head and tail; slight overall shelfwear. DJ: Very Good +; light bumping to head, tail, and front upper tip; light rubbing to panels. Black paper over boards and spine with copper lettering on the spine. 296 pp 8vo. A story of racial prejudice set in Maycomb, AL narrated by an eight year old child, Scout. The story revolves around a black man who supposedly raped a white girl but the evidence doesn't add up to convict, yet he is found guilty just the same. A clean very presentable copy.

Synopsis

To Kill a Mockingbird is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was instantly successful and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with serious issues of rape and racial inequality.

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On Feb 28 2019, a reader said:
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On Aug 9 2015, CloggieDownunder said:
“I never deliberately learned to read……..Now that I was compelled to think about it, reading was something that just came to me, as learning to fasten the seat of my union suit without looking around, or achieving two bows from a snarl of shoelaces. I could not remember when the line above Atticus’s moving finger separated into words, but I had stared at them all the evenings in my memory, listening to the news of the day, Bills To Be Enacted into Laws, the diaries of Lorenzo Day - anything Atticus happened to be reading when I crawled into his lap every night. Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”

To Kill a Mockingbird is the first published novel by American author, Harper Lee. Almost-nine-year-old Scout (Jean Louise) Finch had never set eyes on her reclusive neighbour, Boo (Arthur) Radley, until the night of Halloween, 1935. To Scout, her almost-thirteen-year-old brother, Jem (Jeremy Atticus Finch) and their summer vacation friend, Dill (Charles Parker Harris), Boo Radley was an almost mythical creature who remained hidden in the Radley house and was the subject of much childhood speculation. Their fascination was frowned upon by their father, Atticus, a lawyer elected to the state legislature.

When Atticus took on the defence of a black man, he warned his children that some unpleasantness could well be the result. This was, after all, Alabama, and attitudes to race and class were strongly prejudiced, but what happened after the verdict was beyond anyone’s expectations.

Lee’s telling of events from Scout’s point of view gives the reader a unique perspective that includes much humour as Scout, Jem and Dill learn life’s lessons. The Finch’s black housekeeper, Calpurnia, their neighbour, Miss Maudie Atkinson, their Aunt Alexandra, Atticus, and even Jem are given words of wisdom that will resonate today as they did when the book was first published: “People in their right minds never take pride in their talents” and “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” are but two examples.

Lee’s book deserves multiple readings: each pass through will reveal new delights. Truman Capote’s description: “A touching book; and so funny, so likeable” is wholly apt. Unforgettable.

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Bookseller
Walnut Valley Books/Books by White US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
015518
Title
To Kill a Mockingbird
Author
Harper Lee
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good +
Jacket Condition
Very Good +
Quantity Available
1
Edition
Reprint Edition
ISBN 10
0965773604
ISBN 13
9780965773607
Publisher
HarperCollins
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date Published
2014
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾
Keywords
Harper Lee, Truman Capote, To Kill a Mockingbird, Fiction, Race, Racial discrimination, judicial prejudice, Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, Civil rights, Black Lives Matter,

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Rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
Tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
Facsimile
An exact copy of an original work. In books, it refers to a copy or reproduction, as accurate as possible, of an original...
Tail
The heel of the spine.
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Shelfwear
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.

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