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To Kill A Mockingbird Kindle Edition

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Length: 385 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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"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)

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The bestselling, Pulitzer prize-winning classic.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3500 KB
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1455538965
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (8 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K1XOV5G
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,672 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #346 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended Huntingdon College and studied law at the University of Alabama. She is the author of To Kill a Mockingbird and has been awarded numerous literary awards including the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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485 of 510 people found the following review helpful By Tim Riding on 6 Dec. 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Before I start this review I want to say that I think To Kill a Mockingbird is a brilliant novel and it easily gets five stars. This review is of this book specifically. I happen to have both this edition and an older version printed in the 70s, and I'm afraid they seem to have strangely edited it. A couple of bits are cut out for no apparant reason - pages 191 and 280 - and I really can't fathom why they did it. The old version is far better. Footlights is changed to floodlights, another really weird and miniscule change which I know doesn't make any difference whatsoever, but why the hell did they change it in the first place? There are loads of misprints also, which don't appear in the older version. I know that normal people (unlike me) won't care, but I'd really advise you to buy a different edition if you can find one, as the changes on 191 and 280 are quite major, and neither of the changes are improvements. I want to repeat that I think the book itself is brilliant and deserves five stars, but get a different edition.
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290 of 310 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Mar. 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
I must have read this story at least five times in the two or so years since I first picked up a copy, sometimes returning right back to the start after closing the book. I only wish I could remain immersed in Harper Lee's bygone age and beautifully crafted characters, and not have to reach that last page.
The main thread of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' is the trial of a black man, the symbolic 'mockingbird' of the title, who is accused of raping a white woman, but I much prefer the subtext of a widower father struggling to raise his children with the correct values in a deeply prejudiced society. The story is told through the eyes of the eight year old daughter, 'Scout', which at once paints a more honest picture of events whilst presenting a biased opinion of the central adult protagonist. Whether or not Scout is blinded by love for her father, Atticus Finch is probably one of the most heroic characters in fiction, and a role model for fathers everywhere. Although the trial itself is a tense moment in the story, and educational from a historical point of view, it is the Finch family dynamic that has made me so attached to this story. The first part of the book, when the children are younger and still relatively blind to the world that surrounds them, provides the most enjoyable reading.
I don't know whether it is a good or bad thing that Harper Lee has only written this one story, because I doubt 'To Kill A Mockingbird' could be surpassed. Scout's narration presents both a child's world in adult terms, and an adult world from a child's point of view, providing much comic relief amidst the drama and heartfelt emotion.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Coto on 14 Jun. 2015
Format: Kindle Edition with Audio/Video
Scout Finch is our young protagonist in this coming of age story during the Great Depression. She lives with her father, Atticus and older brother Jem. Their mother died when Scout was only two years old. The two kids befriend Dill, a youngster who spends his summers in the neighborhood of Maycomb, Alabama. They play well together, and one of their favorite games is playacting the reclusive Radley family. The Radley place is very spooky, made even spookier with the retelling of stories about the family. The kids begin to find small little ‘gifts’ in the knothole of a tree on the Radley property.

Atticus is a lawyer and they are doing fairly well compared to many during the depression. The community is primarily white, and neighbors are shocked when Atticus agrees to defend Tom Robinson, a black man who’d been accused of raping a white woman. He is held in a local jail as the trial begins and a mob forms as people have their minds set and want to hang him.

Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1961 for To Kill a Mockingbird. It was the only book published by Harper Lee until now. On July 14, there will be a long-awaited sequel called Go Set a Watchman. I liked all the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird and I loved the strength shown by Atticus and how he influenced his two children in the face of opposition. The beginning was fun – children will be children after all. Their antics, although not admirable, were fairly innocent. This is wonderfully told historical fiction set in the Deep South during one of the hardest times America has gone through.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Linda Darnell on 22 Sept. 2010
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As an avid reader, with a very catholic taste in books, this novel has always been a huge favourite of mine. I first read it as a teenager, and loved it without really fully understanding it's depth.
The storyline is both simple and at the same time complex, and I have come back to it several times over the years.
I love being read to, even as a very grown up woman!! So when I saw that Sissy Spacek had recorded it, I just had to buy it. And WOW..!!
This lady reads it so well, you are there, living in the Deep South, with Scout and Jem. I have many Audio Books, but I have yet to hear one read SO brilliantly. If you are thinking of perhaps buying it, I urge you to do so, you will have hours of pleasure to look forward to.
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168 of 184 people found the following review helpful By Mockingbird on 8 Aug. 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I first read this book when I was very young, too young to understand it, and then again when I was at school. But this is one of those books that becomes more profound, more accessible and more relevant the more you read it.

On the surface, it is a tale of racial prejudice in the search for justice, but in fact the story goes beyond that. It is about all prejudices, about the importance of walking around in someone else's shoes in order to truly understand them. Jem and Scout are delightfully child-like, and the effect of a hindsight narrative only adds to the many layers to be found here. Atticus Finch is the man to beat all men - he is the ideal father, the ideal man. He stands for justice, for righteousness and for "fighting back", even when you know you have lost. He is the ideal against which all men should be measured.

This is the most brilliant story of one community's injustice in small-town America, the consequences of which resonate throughout society at large. There has never been (and can never be) another "To Kill a Mockingbird", and the most amazing thing about this novel is that it can be read, re-read and read again generation after generation, and its magic only ever increases. A must-have in your collection!
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