Tuesday, December 21, 2010

To Kill A Mockingbird

     Language----> English
     Published in ----> 1960
     Length---->296 pages
     Size---->1 MB
     Duration Of Reading----> ≈2 hours
     Author ---->Harper Lee

   To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was instantly successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, 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 the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The narrator's father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers. One critic explains the novel's impact by writing, "In the twentieth century, To Kill a Mockingbird is probably the most widely read book dealing with race in America, and its protagonist, Atticus Finch, the most enduring fictional image of racial heroism."
   `I love the surprising complexity of the classic...beautifully and gently told. Always a joy to read and a perfect present.' --Grazia
   `Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird turns 50 - a true classic.'
--Marie Claire

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