"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.
Previously read it years ago. It was just as good or better to reread.Published 2 hours ago by buckshot
This is my second reading of Mockingbird. It gets better as you read it once more.
A beautiful story. I anxiously await her newly discovered book.
Outstanding book. All the acclaim is well-earned. The Audible version read by Sissy Spacek is an outstanding performance.Published 11 hours ago by Louis B Shamel
I can't properly articulate all of the raw human emotions this story captures. Childhood, innocence, parenthood, fairness, self preservation, weakness, fear, morality, loyalty and... Read morePublished 12 hours ago by emily e
Required reading in high school. Re-read this classic to refresh myself and now have a greater appreciation for this book's relevance. Read morePublished 15 hours ago by ChiBuyer
I was so glad to finally read this book. I saw the movie when it first came out. I was just a young teen and too wrapped up in myself to
understand that civil rights were... Read more