To Kill a Mockingbird

Category: Book
By (author): Lee, Harper
Subject:  EDUCATION / General
  FICTION / Classics
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Legal
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: H.B. Fenn & Company
Published: May 1995
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.75in x 4.25in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic. Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.
Review Quote*"Marvelous . . . Miss Lee's original characters are people to cherish in this winning first novel."-The New York Times
Review Quote*"Remarkable triumph . . . Miss Lee writes with a wry compassion that makes her novel soar."-Life magazine
Review Quote*"Miss Lee wonderfully builds the tranquil atmosphere of her Southern town, and as adroitly causes it to erupt a shocking lava of emotions."-San Francisco Examiner
Review Quote*"Skilled, unpretentious and tototally ingenuous . . . tough, melodramatic, acute, funny."-The New Yorker
Review Quote*"A novel of great sweetness, humor, compassion, and of mystery carefully sustained."-Harper's Magazine
Biographical NoteNelle Harper Lee is known for her Putltzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, her only major work. In 1999, it was voted "Best Novel of the Century" in a poll by Library Journal. Ms. Lee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature in 2007. Her father was a lawyer who served in the Alabama state legislature from 1926 to 1938. As a child, Lee was a tomboy and enjoyed the friendship of her schoolmate, Truman Capote. After completing To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee accompanied Capote to Holcomb, Kansas, to assist him in researching his bestselling book, In Cold Blood. Since publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee has granted very few requests for interviews or public appearances and has published no other novels.