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 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.
Publish date: May 11th 2010
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
I honestly didn't expect to enjoy this half as much as I did. The voice of Scout is perfect and her observations of the people around town are astute and frequently witty. At the centre of the story is the unforgivable injustice against Tom Robinson and the ability of white people on the jury and co...
3 things about this book:1. Makes us think about important things. And about the way others may see the same situations.2. It’s really interesting that the narrator is a child.3. Truly has amazing characters (Atticus, Scout, Cal, Boo, Jem, and I could go on...)
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...