"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."
A lawyer's 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 rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward 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 and quiet heroism of one man's struggle for justice—but the weight of history will only tolerate so much.
One of the best-loved classics of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many dis-tinctions since its original publication in 1960. It has won the Pulitzer Prize, been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. It was also named the best novel of the twentieth century by librarians across the country (Library Journal). HarperCollins is proud to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the book's publication with this special hardcover edition.
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 two novels, To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman. Harper Lee has been awarded numerous literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The writing is wonderfully beautiful and charming.
This book doesnt start getting good until the end but it is like when you read it you keep wanting to so you can find out what happens next.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel that was written in 1960 by Harper Lee about Jem and Scout Finch growing up in Maycomb County, Alabama.
Great book and I'm looking forward to reading the new book by Harper LeePublished 2 hours ago by Lee J
The first time I read this novel, I was a high school sophomore. I 've continued to read it every year since--for 41 years. Each read is different.Published 3 hours ago by Carolyn
I read this book once again after many years. Still such an awesome read. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Lee's character developments are so creative and enthralling. Read morePublished 4 hours ago by Safiya Husain
Third or fourth time reading this book, and I still love it. The kindle edition hasn't had any errors that I've noticed so far, so I'm happyPublished 4 hours ago by Danielle
Great story with vivid characters! Zippy & easy read. Hadn't ever read in school but I understand why they teach it. Really wonderful book!Published 5 hours ago by Prettypants
This book is fantastic!
There are humorous sections, thrilling ones, I just enjoyed every minute of it... And what great morals and important issues this book story brings up!
For as old as this book is this is the first time I have read it. It was good, I enjoyed it. It reminds me of John Grisham' s "A time to kill" and "Sycamore Row"... Read morePublished 8 hours ago by curtis e flowers