Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 16/06/2016
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Synopsis

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A landmark new novel from Harper Lee, set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird.

Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch – ‘Scout’ – returns home from New York City to visit her ageing father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her.

Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past – a journey that can be guided only by one’s own conscience.

Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humour and effortless precision – a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context and new meaning to a classic.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781784752460
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 202g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm

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Go Set a Watchman
A Coming of Age
Sixty years ago Harper Lee wrote a book that would become the moral compass for generations of readers. The honest, plain speaking Atticus Finch encouraged... READ MORE
Terence, Bookseller Newry
Go Set a Watchman
Easily as good as Mockingbird
I was so worried that this would not be able to live up to To Kill A Mockingbird but I was so very wrong to doubt the talent of Harper Lee. This takes pla... READ MORE
Ecowitch
Go Set a Watchman
Of arcane academic interest only: save your time and money
To Kill a Mockingbird is, of course, a 20th-century mid-teens school exam classic. The only interest in this book is that it was written by the same author... READ MORE
Paul Lynam
Go Set a Watchman
To Kill a Sequel
I fell in love with To kill a Mockingbird back when I read it, just a few weeks before "Go set a watchman" was to be released and to my disappointment, I d... READ MORE
Natalie HILL
Go Set a Watchman
Not worth reading.
This book is nothing compared to Kill A Mockingbird, it's quite frankly pointless and reveals much less than you would hope from a sequel. I don't know why... READ MORE
Paige Hields
Go Set a Watchman
Still reading!
s I purchased several books at once, this happened to be the last in the pile, & so I'm only part of the way through. However, having read To Kill a Mocki... READ MORE
moraine
Go Set a Watchman
Just stick with To Kill A Mockingbird
I've been putting off reading Go Set A Watchman for a couple of years now - for one, Harper Lee didn't want to publish this book so it made me question whe... READ MORE
MHA
Go Set a Watchman
Go Set a Watchman
I bought this book for my Grandson, so sorry but am unable to review it!
Ruth Plant