To Kill a Mockingbird


Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062368680
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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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 One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty 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.

To Kill a Mockingbird


Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9780871299208
Category: Drama
Page: 80
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Required reading in most high schools, this Pulitzer Prize winning novel was originally published in 1969 and was voted the best book of the century by Library Journal.

Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Andrew Haggerty
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761447023
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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An in-depth analysis of Harper Lee, his writings, and the historical time period in which they were written.

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird


Author: Joyce Milton,Harper Lee
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780812034462
Category: Fiction
Page: 100
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A guide to reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" with a critical and appreciative mind. Includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

New Essays
Author: Michael J. Meyer
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810877236
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 290
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To commemorate To Kill a Mockingbird's 50th anniversary, Meyer has assembled a collection of new essays that celebrate this enduring work of American literature. These essays approach the novel from educational, legal, social, and thematic perspectives.

Go Set a Watchman

A Novel
Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062409875
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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A historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her. Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.

Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters

What Harper Lee's Book and the Iconic American Film Mean to Us Today
Author: Tom Santopietro
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250163765
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 320
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Tom Santopietro, an author well-known for his writing about American popular culture, delves into the heart of the beloved classic and shows readers why To Kill a Mockingbird matters more today than ever before. With 40 million copies sold, To Kill a Mockingbird’s poignant but clear eyed examination of human nature has cemented its status as a global classic. Tom Santopietro's new book, Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, takes a 360 degree look at the Mockingbird phenomenon both on page and screen. Santopietro traces the writing of To Kill a Mockingbird, the impact of the Pulitzer Prize, and investigates the claims that Lee’s book is actually racist. Here for the first time is the full behind the scenes story regarding the creation of the 1962 film, one which entered the American consciousness in a way that few other films ever have. From the earliest casting sessions to the Oscars and the 50th Anniversary screening at the White House, Santopietro examines exactly what makes the movie and Gregory Peck’s unforgettable performance as Atticus Finch so captivating. As Americans yearn for an end to divisiveness, there is no better time to look at the significance of Harper Lee's book, the film, and all that came after.

The Play of To Kill a Mockingbird


Author: Christopher Sergel,Harper Lee
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435233112
Category: Alabama
Page: 116
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"In his play, Christopher Sergel has shifted the focus slightly. The result of this shift, I believe, hightlights the novel's universal qualities. [He] reminds us...that the issues explored are not those of a 'regional' work of art (as the novel is often categorised) but are of importance in Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham or wherever the play is seen by an audience." - from Ray Speakman's introduction.

To Kill a Mockingbird (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Anita Price Davis
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738665428
Category: Study Aids
Page: 128
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REA's MAXnotes for Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

To Kill a Mockingbird

50th Anniversary Edition
Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061743526
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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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 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.

The Story Behind Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird


Author: Bryon Giddens-White
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 9781403482082
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 56
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Provides a background for Harper Lee's famous novel by looking at relevant biographical details about her life and providing historical details that place the story in context, with a literary analysis of the novel.

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird


Author: Harold Bloom,Harper Lee
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438132735
Category: Fathers and daughters in literature
Page: 109
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The Crucible still has permanence and relevance a half century after its initial publication. This powerful political drama set amidst the Salem witch trials is commonly understood as Arthur Miller's poignant response to McCarthyism. This new edition featuring new critical essays examines this important work.

To Kill A Mockingbird


Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473517710
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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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.' Voted the most life changing book by a female author. 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 exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much. To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story, an anti-racist novel, a historical drama of the Great Depression and a sublime example of the Southern writing tradition.

To Kill a Mockingbird


Author: Catriona Mills
Publisher: Insight Publications
ISBN: 1921411686
Category: Education
Page: 68
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A study guide to the popular novel offers a chapter-by-chapter analysis of the text; character summaries; and an examination of themes, issues, and values.

Mockingbird

A Portrait of Harper Lee: From Scout to Go Set a Watchman
Author: Charles J. Shields
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1250119456
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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An extensively revised and updated edition of the bestselling biography of Harper Lee, reframed from the perspective of the recent publication of Lee's Go Set a Watchman To Kill a Mockingbird—the twentieth century's most widely read American novel—has sold thirty million copies and still sells a million yearly. In this in-depth biography, first published in 2006, Charles J. Shields brings to life the woman who gave us two of American literature's most unforgettable characters, Atticus Finch and his daughter, Scout. Years after its initial publication—with revisions throughout the book and a new epilogue—Shields finishes the story of Harper Lee's life, up to its end. There's her former agent getting her to transfer the copyright for To Kill a Mockingbird to him, the death of Lee's dear sister Alice, a fuller portrait of Lee’s editor, Tay Hohoff, and—most vitally—the release of Lee's long-buried first novel and the ensuing public devouring of what has truly become the book of the year, if not the decade: Lee's Go Set a Watchman.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Nell Harper Lee (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide
Author: Bright Summaries
Publisher: BrightSummaries.com
ISBN: 2806295335
Category: Fiction
Page: 30
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Unlock the more straightforward side of To Kill a Mockingbird with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a book about the trial of a black man accused of raping a white woman. By describing such a sensitive issue through the eyes of a child, Lee calls attention to the glaring inequalities in American society at the time and highlights the injustice of the legal system. First published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird quickly became an international bestseller. Nowadays, it often features on the lists of the best English-language books of the past century, and has been described by The Guardian as the “book of a lifetime”. In spite of this, Lee herself was a relatively unknown figure. She was born in Alabama in 1926, and based much of To Kill a Mockingbird on an event which took place in her hometown. She died in 2016 at the age of 89. Find out everything you need to know about To Kill a Mockingbird in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

What Pet Should I Get?


Author: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553524267
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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A boy wants all of the pets in a pet store but he and his sister can choose only one. End notes discuss Dr. Seuss's pets, his creative process, and the discovery of the manuscript and illustrations for "What Pet Should I Get?"

The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 133816659X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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Trapped in the mists of time by a terrible research experiment gone wrong, John Blake and his mysterious ship are doomed to sail between the centuries, searching for a way home. In the ocean of the modern day, John rescues a shipwrecked young girl his own age, Serena, and promises to help. But returning Serena to her own time means traveling to the one place where the ship is in most danger of destruction. The all-powerful Dahlberg Corporation has an ambitious leader with plans far greater and more terrible than anyone has realized, and he is hot on their trail. For only John, Serena, and the crew know Dahlberg's true intentions, and only they have the power to stop him from bending the world to his will . . .

The Mockingbird Next Door

Life with Harper Lee
Author: Marja Mills
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698163834
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel’s celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle, has lived with her sister, Alice, for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the author. But in 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door to Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation—and a great friendship. In 2004, with the Lees’ blessing, Mills moved into the house next door to the sisters. She spent the next eighteen months there, sharing coffee at McDonalds and trips to the Laundromat with Nelle, feeding the ducks and going out for catfish supper with the sisters, and exploring all over lower Alabama with the Lees’ inner circle of friends. Nelle shared her love of history, literature, and the Southern way of life with Mills, as well as her keen sense of how journalism should be practiced. As the sisters decided to let Mills tell their story, Nelle helped make sure she was getting the story—and the South—right. Alice, the keeper of the Lee family history, shared the stories of their family. The Mockingbird Next Door is the story of Mills’s friendship with the Lee sisters. It is a testament to the great intelligence, sharp wit, and tremendous storytelling power of these two women, especially that of Nelle. Mills was given a rare opportunity to know Nelle Harper Lee, to be part of the Lees’ life in Alabama, and to hear them reflect on their upbringing, their corner of the Deep South, how To Kill a Mockingbird affected their lives, and why Nelle Harper Lee chose to never write another novel. From the Hardcover edition.