'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.'
A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man falsely charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story, an anti-racist novel, a historical drama of the Great Depression and a sublime example of the Southern writing tradition.
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First published in 1960, American author Harper Lee’s classic is an affecting and compelling tale that deals with racism, morality and social justice. Set in a small Alabama town during the Great Depression, the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel is narrated by six-year-old Scout, whose father, Atticus Finch, is a righteous lawyer appointed to defend a black man wrongfully accused of rape. To Kill a Mockingbird is an enduring, masterfully written coming-of-age novel about learning to think for yourself, differentiate right from wrong—and fight for your beliefs.
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This is an essential and timeless book
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It's another great book, that when you have to stop reading it for some reason you can't wait to pick it up and get started again.