Format: CD Unabridged
Dimensions: 0.79 × 0.79 × 0.79 in
Published: October 15, 2000
Publisher: The Audio Partners
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1572701900
ISBN - 13: 9781572701908
From the Publisher
When To Kill a Mockingbird first appeared in 1960, it became an instant bestseller. It is still considered a masterpiece of American literature, with over 15 million copies in print in ten languages. Harper Lee’s semiautobiographical tale is told from the point of view of six-year-old Jean Louise "Scout" Finch. Scout, her brother Jem, and their friend Dill share routine childhood adventures in a small Alabama town in the 1930s where Scout’s father, Atticus, is an attorney. But when a brutal rape shakes the town, serious life lessons begin. The children learn about racial prejudice as they watch Atticus courageously defend an innocent black man. They learn tolerance and empathy as they observe his championing of the crotchety Mrs. Dubose. And they see the power of kindness in his protection of the reclusive Boo Radley.
About the Author
Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Ala. and educated at Huntington College, the University of Alabama, and Oxford University. She won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for her only book, To Kill a Mockingbird, which also won Best Sellers' Paperback of the Year Award in 1962. The book, a mainstay on school reading lists, was adapted as a feature film in 1962 (starring Gregory Peck, who won a Best Actor award for his portrayal of Atticus Finch), and a London stage play in 1987. Lee was a lifelong friend of the author Truman Capote and she assisted him in researching his bestselling book, In Cold Blood. Lee's only published works in the 35 years since Mockingbird appeared have been a few short articles in various magazines. She travels extensively and still resides in Monroeville.