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To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird (Paperback)

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'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.

Children'sFiction & true storiesClassic fictionFiction & PoetryClassic fiction pre 1945Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Cornerstone Publication Date: 01/10/1989 ISBN-13: 9780099419785  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended Huntingdon College and studied law at the University of Alabama. She is the author of the acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and numerous other literary awards and honours. She died on 19 February 2016.

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Recently and rightfully voted the best book of all time, brilliantly accessible to younger readers – I first read it aged 13 and loved it then read it again in my early twenties and found depths and meanings I just hadn’t grasped before. Devastatingly powerful. - Julia.

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 22/02/2011

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