To Kill a Mockingbird
"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... show more
"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 distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It has won the Pulitzer Prize, been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. Most recent, librarians across the country gave the book the highest of honors by voting it the best novel of the century (Library Journal). HarperCollins is proud to celebrate the anniversary of the book's publication with this special hardcover edition.
Publish date: January 1st 1999
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages no: 287
Edition language: English
Yes, I've finally read it. I'd managed to not read TKAM for decades because there was never a copy at hand and frankly, I was never interested enough to make any effort to acquire one. Until, as some of you know, I was at a library book sale last year and made an impulsive grab of a copy for $1, w...
For such an acclaimed classic novel, I've come to it late. I know the the reputation of the masterpiece by Harper Lee and the centrality of the character, Atticus Finch. What I hadn't realised was that it's written from the perspective of his young daughter, Jean Louise, aka 'Scout' and I think this...
Piękna pod każdym względem. Wzruszająca, dająca do myślenia oraz zastanowienia się nad życiem, a momentami wręcz zabawna i niewinna. Trudny temat opisany oczami dziecka oddaje ogromną autentyczność tej powieści. Bohaterowie ani na moment nie są papierowi czy płytcy - przywiązać się można od pierws...
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” I need to admit that reading this book gave me the impression of being robbed. Most Americans had the chance to read it through middle school and t...
„To Kill a Mockingbird“ von Harper Lee ist vermutlich eines der Bücher, die am häufigsten in anderen Büchern erwähnt und zitiert werden. Besonders in der Young Adult – Literatur stolperte ich immer wieder über diesen Titel. Es kam, wie es kommen musste: ich wurde neugierig. Ich wusste, dass es sich ...