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To Kill A Mockingbird : 50th Anniversary Edition - Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird : 50th Anniversary Edition

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2010
ISBN: 9780434020485
Number Of Pages: 320

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We have been selected by Random House Publishers to distribute the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece of modern literature To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Issued especially for the anniversary this limited edition hardcover with dust-jacket will come with the beautiful cover design pictured. This lovely design is unique to the special edition.

Did you know that To Kill a Mockingbird was voted the most loved book of the last 60 years by The Times readers in October 2009?

The 50th Anniversary Edition of To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a must for all lovers of the book and the movie, a must for collectors of fine editions of modern classics, and a must for those looking to encourage a young reader to read one the best and most beautiful books written in the 20th Century.<br/
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Product Description

A special edition to celebrate 50 years since the first publication of this unforgettable classic

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.'

Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of this classic novel – a black man charged with attacking a white girl. Through the eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Lee explores the issues of race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s with compassion and humour. She also creates one of the great heroes of literature in their father, whose lone struggle for justice pricks the conscience of a town steeped in prejudice and hypocrisy.

Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama, a village that is still her home. She attended local schools and the University of Alabama. Before she started writing, she lived in New York and worked in the reservations department of an international airline. She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, two honorary degrees and various other literary and library awards. Her chief interests apart from writing are nineteenth-century literature and eighteenth-century music, watching politicians and cats, travelling and being alone.

Industry Reviews

"Someone rare has written this very fine novel, a writer with the liveliest sense of life and the warmest, most authentic humour. A touching book; and so funny, so likeable" -- Truman Capote
"There is humour as well as tragedy in this book, besides its faint note of hope for human nature; and it is delightfully written in the now familiar Southern tradition" * Sunday Times *
"Her book is lifted...into the rare company of those that linger in the memory..." * Bookman *
"No one ever forgets this book" * Independent *

ISBN: 9780434020485
ISBN-10: 0434020486
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Cornerstone
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.3  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Special edition