To Kill a Mockingbird (Perennial classics)
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, available now for the first time as an e-book.One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more... show more
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, available now for the first time as an e-book.One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty 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.
Publish date: 2014-07-08
Pages no: 323
Edition language: English
Life in the 30s in the South. The "good ole days". Yeah, riiiight. Actually, narrating this from Scout's POV allows for a lot of innocence of childhood to shine through, and it's optimistic even Scout is making scathing observations and comments on the hypocrisies and bigotry of the times. I ori...
"There's something in our world that makes men lose their heads—they couldn't be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always wins. They're ugly, but those are the facts of life. "The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is i...
I wish I had read this book in high school like everyone else. It is an amazing read with such deep insight into the judgement we place on people. This is a fine example of what happens when we let the responsibility of what is right pass us by waiting for someone else to do something. Like a wound ...
I feel like any attempt to review this book would not be good enough.All I'm going to say is that it is extremely well written, the characters are fantastic, and that this is one of my favorite books of all times. (And it's not even one of my favorite genres.)If you haven't read this already, you sh...
Although I enjoyed the book, I don't get why this book was voted the best book ever.I think this book is intended for younger readers to maybe help them come to terms with certain issues like racism and doing what is right even when it's difficult, but as an adult, I feel that I've already learned m...