To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition

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HarperCollins, May 11, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
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"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 novelóa 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 justiceóbut 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.

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User Review  - kamas - Overstock.com

This classic novel is just that.....classic. It is a must-read for anyone! However, I expected much higher quality in the book itself, especially considering that it is the 50th edition copy. I ... Read full review

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The service of the purchase through overstock was high as expected and I would rate it as 5 stars. However, the quality of the book itself was below par. The paper edges of the book were mis-aligned ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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