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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

HarperCollins | May 23, 2006 | Trade Paperback

To Kill a Mockingbird is rated 4.125 out of 5 by 8.

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred

One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.84 in

Published: May 23, 2006

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061120081

ISBN - 13: 9780061120084

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beyond its time and still very much relevant Classics in the literary vein weren't something I'd actively read growing up so "To Kill A Mockingbird" was always one I knew had eluded me in my formative years of my book taste. Better now than never that I finally had a purpose to read it for a book club in anticipation of "Go Set A Watchman", not that it ever should have resorted to needing an extra reason for anyone to read this iconic piece of literature. In all honesty, it was only a third into the book that I understood why "To Kill A Mockingbird" is what it is. The first bit felt really insignificant compared to the middle third, but it laid all the necessary groundwork in introducing the characters – their relationships, their motivations, and more importantly, where their morality lies. Then came the gut-punching courtroom scene that is as memorable as everyone says it is. The palpable intensity during the legal maneuvering, and the heart-rousing, goosebumps-prickling, tears-inducing aftermath left me rattled and speechless. There isn't much else that can be said. Enduring characters of the likes of the Finches – Scout, Jem, and Atticus Finch, especially – and Calpurnia, Mrs Dubose, Miss Maude, even Aunt Alexandra and Boo Radley, are hard to come by but when they do, they stay with us for a lifetime, and generations more. Atticus Finch has now become sort of a beacon of righteous humanity for me, and I wished I'd read "To Kill A Mockingbird" sooner so that I'd been inspired and taught valuable lessons by him. It was in his ability to let the kids discover the workings and meanings of the society they lived in on their own while being a constant presence in nudging them in the right direction. "To Kill A Mockingbird" was truly beyond its time and its message is still very much relevant in our reality. This is what makes it a literature heavyweight – the ability to transcend time, touch the hearts and mold the minds of countless of readers.
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from One of the most boring books I have ever read I bought this book with great anticipation. The movie (with Gregory Peck) is one of my all time favourites, I could watch it over and over again. The book however, was a complete disaster. Perhaps 50 years ago it was revolutionary. Not one of my favourites.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Kill a Mockingbird This is easily one of the best books written, I read it as a child and loved it and I read it as an adult and loved it even more. Atticus Finch will forever be one of the best characters ever written, both in morals and strength. Would recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Brilliant! Nothing less than brilliant!
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great classic - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee It has almost been 20 years since I read this book (from high school). Reading this story still confirms it is a classic. With Scout, her brother, Jem and Atticus her father who live in a small town in southern Alabama during the Depression. As well as, other colourful characters in Maycomb. The story captures warmth and humor from a child's perspective, while dealing with the issues of rape and racial inequality. Recommend, especially if you have not read it yet
Date published: 2012-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Timeless Classic To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic. I tend to read a lot of modern fiction and don’t pick up a classic too often. But I discovered that there is a reason this book is considered a classic. It is an absolute masterpiece. I loved the writing style of Harper Lee – it was simple and easy to read and yet so very powerful in its message. The struggle life in the south with the prevalent prejudices of the time of the blacks and whites living together in a small town is shown through the eyes of a young girl named Scout. Life is straight forward and simple to her and there are clear lines between what is right and wrong. The life lessons provided by her father, Atticus, still ring true today, decades later. There are so many lines from this book that will stay with me. It was powerful and meaningful. I strongly recommend it to anyone. Especially those who think it will be an old book and, therefore, difficult to read. It’s well worth a reader’s time to check it out.
Date published: 2008-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I try to give 'em a reason: a review of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird Despite being an avid reader someone TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD had escaped my horizons until I came across a cheap copy at a local used bookstore. I’m really glad to have read it. The novel is deeply engrossing. Harper Lee manages to narrate an enchanting story through the childlike eyes of a young girl, Scout. The first half deals with everyday events and relations, especially her relation with her brother Jem and a friend, Dill, who visits in the summer (supposedly based on Lee’s real-life friendship with Truman Capote). The second half with a legal trial of a black man accused of raping an impoverished white woman, also narrated by Scout who witnesses the trial from the balcony. What I really like about the novel is not its insight or philosophical depth. There are no grand insights into racism or the law but the characters are warm, likable, and admirable in many ways. The novel is simple and its simplicity is also its beauty and effectiveness as an excellent work of literature. *** “Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom. People said he existed, but Jem and I had never seen him. People said he went out at night when the moon was down, and peeped in windows. When people’s azaleas froze in a cold snap, it was because he had breathed on them. Any stealthy small crimes committed in Maycomb were his work” (13). “Talking to Francis game me the sensation of settling slowly to the bottom of the ocean. He was the most boring child I ever met” (85). “I noticed not without satisfaction that the mark of my knuckles was still on his mouth” (141). Page numbers from Warner Books edition (1982).
Date published: 2008-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still impressive Considering when this book was written I am a little surprised that it was published. When viewed today events like White masses physically trying to bar entry of Blacks into universities seem both surreal and lame. Yet in that time such evils existed. Though the book is set well before those events the same level hatred existed. The book works well because it highlights the failings of men, but it does so with three dimensional characters that seem to come alive. The book deserves the awards it received. If you have ever wondered about whether to read it or not, do not hesitate. it should be on your bookshelf.
Date published: 2007-11-06

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.84 in

Published: May 23, 2006

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061120081

ISBN - 13: 9780061120084

About the Book

This beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic is now being published with the original jacket art, printed endpapers, a ribbon marker, and a full cloth slipcase. Lee's timeless masterpiece makes the perfect gift for every generation. (Literary Classics)

From the Publisher

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred

One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

About the Author

Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She is the author of the acclaimedTo Kill a Mockingbird, and has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and numerous other literary awards and honors.

Editorial Reviews

"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." (Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird)