To Kill a Mockingbird



The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960 It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award winning film, also a classic.Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature. Best Read To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee For Kindle ePUB or eBook – e17streets4all.co.ukTo Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee, known as Nelle, was born in the Alabama town of Monroeville, the youngest of four children of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Lee Her father, a former newspaper editor and proprietor, was a lawyer who served on the state legislature from 1926 to 1938 As a child, Lee was a tomboy and a precocious reader, and enjoyed the friendship of her schoolmate and neighbor, the you Harper Lee, known as Nelle, was born in the Alabama town of Monroeville, the youngest of four children of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Lee Her father, a former newspaper editor and proprietor, was a lawyer who served on the state legislature from 1926 to 1938 As a child, Lee was a tomboy and a precocious reader, and enjoyed the friendship of her schoolmate and neighbor, the young Truman Capote.After graduating from high school in Monroeville, Lee enrolled at the all female Huntingdon College in Montgomery 1944 45 , and then pursued a law degree at the University of Alabama 1945 50 , pledging the Chi Omega sorority While there, she wrote for several student publications and spent a year as editor of the campus humor magazine, Ramma Jamma Though she did not complete the law degree, she studied for a summer in Oxford, England, before moving to New York in 1950, where she worked as a reservation clerk with Eastern Air Lines and BOAC.Lee continued as a reservation clerk until the late 50s, when she devoted herself to writing She lived a frugal life, traveling between her cold water only apartment in New York to her family home in Alabama to care for her father.Having written several long stories, Harper Lee located an agent in November 1956 The following month at the East 50th townhouse of her friends Michael Brown and Joy Williams Brown, she received a gift of a year s wages with a note You have one year off from your job to write whatever you please Merry Christmas Within a year, she had a first draft Working with J B Lippincott Co editor Tay Hohoff, she completed To Kill a Mockingbird in the summer of 1959 Published July 11, 1960, the novel was an immediate bestseller and won great critical acclaim, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1961 It remains a bestseller withthan 30 million copies in print In 1999, it was voted Best Novel of the Century in a poll by the Library Journal

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
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10 thoughts on “To Kill a Mockingbird

  1. says:

    If I could give this no stars, I would This is possibly one of my least favorite books in the world, one that I would happily take off of shelves and stow in dark corners where no one would ever have to read it again.I think that To Kill A Mockingbird has such a prominent place in American culture because it is a naive, idealistic piece of writing in which naivete and idealism are ultimately rewarded It s a saccharine, rose tinted eulogy for the nineteen thirties from an orator who comes not If I could give this no stars, I would This is possibly one of my least favorite books in the world, one that I would happily take off of shelves and stow in dark corners where no one would ever have to read it again.I think that To Kill A ...

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    Why is it when I pick upTo Kill A Mockingbird , I am instantly visited by a sensory memory I m walking home, leaves litter the ground, crunching under my feet I smell the smoke of fireplaces and think about hot cider and the wind catches and my breath is taken from me and I bundle my coat tighter against me and lift my head to the sky, no clouds, just a stunning blue that hurts my eyes, another deep breath and I have this feeling that all is okay Why Why this memory I mean, this takes pla Why is it when I pick upTo Kill A Mockingbird , I am instantly visited by a sensory memory I m walking home, leaves litter the ground, crunching under my feet I smell the smoke of fireplaces and think about hot cider and the wind catches and my breath is taken from me and I bundle my coat tighter against me and lift my head to the sky, no clouds, just a stunning blue that hurts my eyes, another deep breath and I have this feeling that all is okay Why Why this memory I mean, this takes place in Alabama and mostly in the summer, well there is that one climatic scene on Halloween, but I bet it s still hot enough to melt the balls off a brass monkey It must be the school thing, my daughter just finished reading it, prompting me to give it another go, to fall back into Scout s world and pretend to be eight and let life simply be How is ...

  3. says:

    6.0 stars I know I am risking a serious FILM AT 11 moment and a club upside the head from Captain Obvious for voicing this, but nabbit dog I still think it needs to be said TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is one of the BEST and MOST IMPORTANT American novels ever written Okay, I said it, and I will wait patiently while you get your DUHs and DERs out of the way and hang your no shit signs outside for Inspector Holmes.Okay, now given the gruntload of reviews ratings this book has I know I m not the f 6.0 stars I know I am risking a serious FILM AT 11 moment and a club upside the head from Captain Obvious for voicing this, but nabbit dog I still think it needs to be said TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is one of the BEST and MOST IMPORTANT American novels ever written Okay, I said it, and I will wait patiently while you get your DUHs and DERs out of the way and hang your no shit signs outside for Inspector Holmes.Okay, now given the gruntload of reviews ratings this book has I know I m not the first person to wag my chin about how amazing it is Still, I am going to chance coming off like that annoying dingleberry at the tail end of a huge porcel...

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    As I finished the timeless classic To Kill a Mockingbird, I thought to myself what can I add to a review that the 2 million or so good reads reviewers have not already pointed out I continued to think to myself about what has made the novel so beloved and decided to focus on a character trait courage I read Mockingbird in ninth grade English and I remember the best essay in the class focused on courage Now reading all these years later, I see how courage is a theme throughout the book Harpe As I finished the timeless classic To Kill a Mockingbird, I thought to myself what can I add to a review that the 2 million or so good reads reviewers have not already pointed out I continued to think to myself about what has made the novel so beloved and decided to focus on a character trait courage I read Mockingbird in ninth grade English and I remember the best essay in the class focused on courage Now reading all thes...

  5. says:

    Beautiful book.

  6. says:

    To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960 It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature The plot and characters are loosely based on Lee s observations of her family, her neighbors and an event that occurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, in 1936, when she was 10 years old The story is told by the six year old Jean Louise Finch To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960 It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature The plot and characters are loosely based on Lee s observations of her family, her neighbors and an event that occurred near her hometown of M...

  7. says:

    In the course of 5 years, I ve read this book nearly 17 times That adds up to reading it once at least every 4 months, on an average And I still return to this book like a bark seeking a lighthouse in the dark When I first finished it, I was so overwhelmed by how much I related to it, I read it nearly 8 times before the year ended By now I ve memorized almost every scene and I still can t shake off the feeling that I still have to learn a lot from it Over the years, I realize that without k In the course of 5 years, I ve read this book nearly 17 times That adds up to reading it once at least every 4 months, on an average And I still return to this book like a bark seeking a lighthouse in the dark When I first finished it, I was so overwhelmed by how much I related to it, I read it nearly 8 times before the year ended By now I ve memorized almost every scene and I still can t shake off the feeling that I still have to learn a lot from it Over the years, I realize that without knowing it, it has become my personal Bible a beacon to keep me from straying from the path of kindness and compassion, no matter what.With its baseless cruelty and what Coleridge poeti...

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    Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read One does not love breathing p 20 I love this book and this idea of reading being like breathing As Scout did, I read early too, and often Every night before bed I would read and still do I saw a Twilight Zone Episode once where the main character loved to read and only wanted to be left alone to do so After falling asleep in the vault of the bank where he worked, he awoke to a post disaster world where only he was left He busily gat Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read One does not love breathing p 20 I love this book and this idea of reading being like breathing As Scout did, I read early too, and often Every night before bed I would read and still do I saw a Twilight Zone Episode once where the main character loved to read and only wanted to be left alone to do so After falling asleep in the vault of the bank where he worked, he awoke to a post disaster world where only he was left He busily gathered together all the books he wanted to read, all organized and stacked up Just as he chose one to start with, his glasses fell and he stepped on them trying to find them It was terrible and I remember feeling horrified that this man would never get to read again Such a thought had never occurred to me This semester I had to get glasses myself after suffering migraines from reading I was so n...

  9. says:

    So I don t really know what to say.I think I loved this book, but for a reason beyond my understanding, it never hooked me, and it took me AGES to finish it Some chapters especially at the beginning were tedious and hard for me to get through them but then there were some chapters that I devoured the whole Tom Robinson trial and the last ones.I definitely learned a lesson or two from this book Atticus is my new role model, he is really incredible I also love Scout and Jem, those kid So I don t really know what to say.I think I loved this book, but for a reason beyond my understanding, it never hooked me, and it took me AGES to finish it Some chapters especially at the beginning were tedious and hard for me to get through them but then there were some chapters that I devoured the whole Tom Robinson trial and the last ones.I definit...

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