LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Collector's Hardback Edition

by Harper Lee

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Collector's Hardback Edition

You may have read this but it certainly deserves another read.  It’s the sort of book that becomes more profound with each reading.  It is quite simply brilliant, a tale of prejudices and injustice in small town America which should be part of everyone’s collection.


Comparison: J D Salinger (Catcher in the Rye), William Golding (Lord of the Flies), Joseph Heller (Catch 22).

Sarah Broadhurst

To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Collector's Hardback Edition Synopsis

'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.

If you loved this, you might like these...

The Motion of the Body Through Space
Sharks in the Time of Saviours
Silver Sparrow
Girl, Woman, Other

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780434020485
Publication date: 24/06/2010
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780434020485
Publication date: 24th June 2010
Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About Harper Lee

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, where she worked in the reservations department of an international airline. She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, two honorary degrees and various other literary awards. Her chief interests apart from writing are nineteenth-century literature and eighteenth-century music, watching politicians and cats, travelling and being alone. She died in February 2016.    

More About Harper Lee

More Books By Harper Lee

Cover for Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Cover for Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Cover for Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
View All Books By Harper Lee

Share this book