To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee 40th Anniv Signed
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In 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird won the Pulitzer prize; thirty years later shopping malls may have replaced the main street of Maycomb, Alabama, but not even thirty years of Civil Rights laws or the gentrification of ante-bellum estates render this book an anachronism. Harper Lee combines two of the most common themes of Southern writing - a child's recollection of life among eccentrics in a small town seemingly untouched by the twentieth century and the glaring injustice of racial prejudice - to create a contemporary American classic. To Kill a Mockingbird has two main threads which carry the plot. The first involves the role of Atticus Finch, who is appointed to defend a shy black man accused of raping the oldest daughter of the town's least respected citizen. The second is the mythology arising out of the reclusive Boo Radley, about whom it was said 'when people's azaleas froze in a cold snap, it was because he had breathed on them.' But what saves the novel from cliche are the irreverent perceptions of the story's narrator, Atticus Finch's nine-year-old daughter Scout, who depicts mean racist aspects of Southern life as well as humorous and quite often satirical vignettes. To Kill a Mockingbird only gets better with rereading; each time the streets of Maycomb become more real and alive, each time Scout is more insightful, Atticus more heroic, and Boo Radley more tragically human.
This is 40th Anniversary Edition of 'To Kill a Mockingbird',1st Edition, later printing, Signed.The book and dustjacket still appear brand new. The book is Not priceclipped.
This book is sold (sold on 2008-10-14)
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