To Kill a Mockingbird (slipcased edition)

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Harper Collins, Oct 17, 2006 - Fiction - 336 pages
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At the age of eight, Scout Finch is an entrenched free-thinker. She can accept her father's warning that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird, because mockingbirds harm no one and give great pleasure. The benefits said to be gained from going to school and keeping her temper elude her.

The place of this enchanting, intensely moving story is Maycomb, Alabama. The time is the Depression, but Scout and her brother, Jem, are seldom depressed. They have appalling gifts for entertaining themselves—appalling, that is, to almost everyone except their wise lawyer father, Atticus.

Atticus is a man of unfaltering good will and humor, and partly because of this, the children become involved in some disturbing adult mysteries: fascinating Boo Radley, who never leaves his house; the terrible temper of Mrs. Dubose down the street; the fine distinctions that make the Finch family "quality"; the forces that cause the people of Maycomb to show compassion in one crisis and unreasoning cruelty in another.

Also because Atticus is what he is, and because he lives where he does, he and his children are plunged into a conflict that indelibly marks their lives—and gives Scout some basis for thinking she knows just about as much about the world as she needs to.

  

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Also very easy to read for the amount of insight. - LibraryThing
That is not good writing style. - LibraryThing
Marvelous storytelling. - LibraryThing
She's a strong, smart female character. - LibraryThing
This book was easy to read and sends a clear message. - LibraryThing
It is a love story filled with drama and suspense. - LibraryThing

Best for Students...CBSE should include it in school Academics...

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This was truly wonderful, how oppositely coloured people treat each other. You cannot know a person until you stand in his shoes and walk around. Always remember,in this world between a white and a ... Read full review

Leaves you reminiscing.

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I haven't finished the book yet but half-way through and this book brings a smile to your face. A book to really start your day with. Read full review

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Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended Huntington College and studied law at the University of Alabama. She has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Pulitzer Prize, and many other accolades.

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