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To Kill A Mockingbird

by Lee, Harper

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NY: J. B. Lippincott, 1960. Book Club Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. This classic book is ***SIGNED & INSCRIBED*** by the author on the ffep (front free end paper): " To Jane Kansas with best wishes, Harper Lee." In addition this book contains a ***RARE & UNIQUE SIGNATURE*** of her sister Alice Lee, found on the dedication page. This is the 1960 J.P. Lippincott First Book Club Edition with a FIRST STATE Book Club Dust Jacket: The Truman Capote quote is located on the inside front, the Jonathan Daniels quote is on the rear inside cover, and Capote's photo of Lee is on the back cover. Condition: In NearFiine/VeryGood+ condition, The Hardback has the black board and yellow top stain with the merest of edge and corner wear. The Dust Jacket has very minor corner and spine end edge wear as well. **BONUS**: Receive the 2010 Harper First Edition/First Printing of "Scout, Atticus & Boo" by Mary McDonagh Murphy & **SIGNED** by the author, and in Fine/Fine condition.

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NY: J. B. Lippincott, 1960. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). Book Club Edition. 1960 J.B. Lippincott First Book Club edition, printing unknown but only 1960 on the copyright page with no additional printings. It is **SIGNED & INSCRIBED Directly on the ffep, " To Jane Kansas with best wishes, Harper Lee." In addition with the RARE & UNIQUE SIGNATURE of her sister, the late Alice Lee on the dedication page. In a FIRST STATE BC DJ with the Truman Capote quote on the inside front and the Jonathan Daniels quote on the rear inside cover, The Capote picture of Lee is on the rear. In NF/VG+ condition, The HB has the black board and yellow top stain with the merest of edge and corner wear. the DJ has very minor corner and spine end edge wear as well. A TRUE ONE OF A KIND COPY! (COA provided) **BONUS** Receive the 2010 Harper First/First of Scout, Atticus & Boo by Mary McDonagh Murphy & **SIGNED** By Her. In F/F condition. ( A $ 60.00 value) **RIP Nellie** A true American Original!.


To Kill a Mockingbird is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was instantly successful and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with serious issues of rape and racial inequality.

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On Feb 28 2019, a reader said: special
On Aug 9 2015, CloggieDownunder said:
“I never deliberately learned to read……..Now that I was compelled to think about it, reading was something that just came to me, as learning to fasten the seat of my union suit without looking around, or achieving two bows from a snarl of shoelaces. I could not remember when the line above Atticus’s moving finger separated into words, but I had stared at them all the evenings in my memory, listening to the news of the day, Bills To Be Enacted into Laws, the diaries of Lorenzo Day - anything Atticus happened to be reading when I crawled into his lap every night. Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”

To Kill a Mockingbird is the first published novel by American author, Harper Lee. Almost-nine-year-old Scout (Jean Louise) Finch had never set eyes on her reclusive neighbour, Boo (Arthur) Radley, until the night of Halloween, 1935. To Scout, her almost-thirteen-year-old brother, Jem (Jeremy Atticus Finch) and their summer vacation friend, Dill (Charles Parker Harris), Boo Radley was an almost mythical creature who remained hidden in the Radley house and was the subject of much childhood speculation. Their fascination was frowned upon by their father, Atticus, a lawyer elected to the state legislature.

When Atticus took on the defence of a black man, he warned his children that some unpleasantness could well be the result. This was, after all, Alabama, and attitudes to race and class were strongly prejudiced, but what happened after the verdict was beyond anyone’s expectations.

Lee’s telling of events from Scout’s point of view gives the reader a unique perspective that includes much humour as Scout, Jem and Dill learn life’s lessons. The Finch’s black housekeeper, Calpurnia, their neighbour, Miss Maudie Atkinson, their Aunt Alexandra, Atticus, and even Jem are given words of wisdom that will resonate today as they did when the book was first published: “People in their right minds never take pride in their talents” and “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” are but two examples.

Lee’s book deserves multiple readings: each pass through will reveal new delights. Truman Capote’s description: “A touching book; and so funny, so likeable” is wholly apt. Unforgettable.

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