A thirty-fifth anniversary edition features a new introduction by the author and an accessible hardcover format that describes the story of a young girl in 1930s Alabama whose lawyer father defends an African American accused of raping a white woman. - (Baker & Taylor)
The explosion of racial hate and violence in a small Alabama town is viewed by a little girl whose father defends a black man accused of rape - (Baker & Taylor)
"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 charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward 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 and quiet heroism of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much.
Harper-Collins is proud to celebrate the thirty-fifth anniversary of the book's publication with this special hardcover edition featuring a new foreword by the author. - (Blackwell North Amer)
Library Journal Reviews
Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning first (and last) novel of racial injustice in a small Southern town ranks among just about everyone's favorite books. This 35th-anniversary edition contains a brief new foreword by the elusive Lee. (LJ 5/15/60) Copyright 1995 Cahners Business Information.