To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 24/06/2010
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To Kill A Mockingbird
Tequilla Mockingbird?
The amount of people who ask for this book but call it 'Tequilla Mockingbird' is much higher than you'd expect... It's a Pulitzer-winning novel, written by... READ MORE
Lance
To Kill A Mockingbird
“a true modern classic”
I was absolutely hooked on Lee's beautiful plot, setting and characters. A wonderful story of injustice and mystery that leaves you wanting more from the s... READ MORE
Ronnie, Bluewater Bookseller

Synopsis

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: 171g
  • Dimensions: 178 x 110 x 19 mm

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To Kill A Mockingbird
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 o... READ MORE
ameliapond
To Kill A Mockingbird
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.... READ MORE
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To Kill a Mockingbird
HayJayxx
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To Kill a Mockingbird
samynathan
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Sheffield, UK
Such an amazing read with a great insight into Lees childhood and 1930s Deep South of America. Would easily recommend this book to anyone wanting to read, ... READ MORE
Ben W
To Kill A Mockingbird
A disturbing story
I bought this as I saw, years ago, the film with Gregory Peck. The book explained some things I did not quite grasp in the film but I thought the latter br... READ MORE
Migelle
To Kill A Mockingbird
A masterpiece
I read this the first time when I was still at school and I loved it then. I rediscovered it in its 50th anniversary year and it still moves me in the same... READ MORE
Nocturnal bibliophile
To Kill A Mockingbird
Truly fab. ;)
I'm sixteen and thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was so gripping and was very difficult to put down, especially to start with. It start to drag a l... READ MORE
Lottie99
To Kill A Mockingbird
brilliant
what a fantastic book. from the first few pages of the book you form a bond with the characters and when you finish the book it feels as though you are lea... READ MORE
matthew jewell
To Kill A Mockingbird
A tantalising title which arouses curosity.
I am familiar with this book having read it several times. The author Harper Lee uniquely captures the intensity of a community's prejudices with strong ra... READ MORE
Marjie
To Kill A Mockingbird
An absolute gem
This is quite possibly my favourite ever book. I love, love, LOVE it. Funny, moving, sad, fascinating, all in one. I laughed out loud several times, cried ... READ MORE
Sam
To Kill A Mockingbird
WOW
this is one of the most simple yet amazing books ever. Harper Lee shows the world and all its injustices through the eyes of a child in the most raw form a... READ MORE
thebooklady
To Kill A Mockingbird
Excellent!
I loved reading the brilliantly written classic, To Kill a Mockingbird! If everyone went by Atticus' example, unjust would not exist in our world today. I ... READ MORE
Monkey Lover
To Kill A Mockingbird
fantastic
this novel is quite simply ''amazing'', i could not put the book down untill i had read the very last word. it is a book covering the subject of racial hat... READ MORE
matthew jewell
To Kill A Mockingbird
A modern masterpiece
This is a twentieth century classic, beautifully written. Its depiction of racial tensions in the Deep South is probably unrivalled. But even more impre... READ MORE
Patrick
To Kill A Mockingbird
A CLASSIC!
This novel is beautifully written. It subject matter on first reading is racism in America's deep south but it also covers so many other prejudices, a fant... READ MORE
Janet Anne Mitchell
To Kill A Mockingbird
Literatures best
This novel's main theme is acceptance. Beautifully told through a child's eyes, Lee challenges the way that we judge others. Characters like Boo (Arthur) R... READ MORE
Morley
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
Excellent read! I have read the book myself many times but on this occasion purchased it for my Grandson. He had read it as part of his GCSE course and exp... READ MORE
Ruth Plant
To Kill A Mockingbird
Absolutely Amazing
Possibly the best book I have ever read
Louisa Marlo
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
doyle
To Kill A Mockingbird
I love this book
This book was kinda hard at first because of the long and old style words but after a couple of looks in a Dictionary and a couple of questions to my GCSE ... READ MORE
Morgan  Stapley
To Kill A Mockingbird
Heart Breaking
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a heart breaking historical read. It is set in 1935 in America’s Deep South and can be seen as a social commentary o... READ MORE
Julia Wilson
To Kill A Mockingbird
A firm favourite
This book is a masterpiece
Chloe Groves