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To Kill a Mockingbird

Lee, Harper

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ISBN 10: 0397001517 / ISBN 13: 9780397001514
Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Hagerstown, Maryland, U.S.A., 1990
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Tan cloth spine over brown boards, giilt titles/decoration. The 1990 re-issue facsimile edition with the introduction by Ellen Gilchrist (pamphlet laid in). Book near new but for light edge spotting all around. DJ likewise near-new with light spotting to (white) back panel. Scarce in this edition. 296 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 9549

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Title: To Kill a Mockingbird

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Hagerstown, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: BOMC Edition.

Book Type: Book

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Two children in a small town in Alabama learn something about moral principles from their father when he is appointed to defend a Negro on a rape charge

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"When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.... When enough years had gone by to enable us to look back on them, we sometimes discussed the events leading to his accident. I maintain that the Ewells started it all, but Jem, who was four years my senior, said it started long before that. He said it began the summer Dill came to us, when Dill first gave us the idea of making Boo Radley come out."

Set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus--three years punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman. Though her story explores big themes, Harper Lee chooses to tell it through the eyes of a child. The result is a tough and tender novel of race, class, justice, and the pain of growing up.

Like the slow-moving occupants of her fictional town, Lee takes her time getting to the heart of her tale; we first meet the Finches the summer before Scout's first year at school. She, her brother, and Dill Harris, a boy who spends the summers with his aunt in Maycomb, while away the hours reenacting scenes from Dracula and plotting ways to get a peek at the town bogeyman, Boo Radley. At first the circumstances surrounding the alleged rape of Mayella Ewell, the daughter of a drunk and violent white farmer, barely penetrate the children's consciousness. Then Atticus is called on to defend the accused, Tom Robinson, and soon Scout and Jem find themselves caught up in events beyond their understanding. During the trial, the town exhibits its ugly side, but Lee offers plenty of counterbalance as well--in the struggle of an elderly woman to overcome her morphine habit before she dies; in the heroism of Atticus Finch, standing up for what he knows is right; and finally in Scout's hard-won understanding that most people are essentially kind "when you really see them." By turns funny, wise, and heartbreaking, To Kill a Mockingbird is one classic that continues to speak to new generations, and deserves to be reread often. --Alix Wilber

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