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To Kill a Mockingbird (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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by Harper Lee
 
In the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930s, six-year-old Scout Finch and her older brother Jem become the beneficiaries of gifts left by an anonymouságiver who deposits them in the hollowed tree outside the Radley house. While Scout and and Jem ponder the identity of their generous secret sharer and his relationshipáto the reclusive Radley family, their

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In the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930s, six-year-old Scout Finch and her older brother Jem become the beneficiaries of gifts left by an anonymouságiver who deposits them in the hollowed tree outside the Radley house. While Scout and and Jem ponder the identity of their generous secret sharer and his relationshipáto the reclusive Radley family, their lawyer father, Atticus, is appointed defense attorney for Tom Robinson, a young black man accused of raping a white woman in a case that has brought the town's simmering racial tensions to a boil. Slowly, ineluctably, the worlds of innocence andáexperience known toáthe members of theáFinch family come into violent collision, shaking their beliefs in the inevitability of justice and the ultimate triumph of truth over hypocrisy and prejudice.

A modern American classic that won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961 and served as the basis for the Academy Award-winning film starring Gregory Peck, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird has never beenáout of print in the more than half-century since it was first published. This exquisite collector's edition features an elegant bonded leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive gilt edging, and decorative endpapers. It's the perfect gift for book-lovers, and an artful addition to any home library.

Editorial Reviews

Harper Lee's 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird won a Pulitzer Prize, inspired a popular movie, and has been read appreciatively by millions of readers. Its impact is prodigious: A survey by the Book of the Month Club and the Library of Congress Center for the Book found that this gripping fiction about racial justice was ranked behind only the Bible as the book most often cited as making a difference. This attractive hardcover collectors edition honors this modern world classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435132412
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/10/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
868
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 6.36(h) x 1.34(d)

Meet the Author

Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the most important books in American history. Her other novel, Go Set a Watchman, was published in 2015. Her numerous honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which she was awarded in 2007. She died in 2016 in Monroeville, Alabama.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Monroeville, Alabama
Date of Birth:
April 28, 1926
Date of Death:
February 19, 2016
Place of Birth:
Monroeville, Alabama
Place of Death:
Monroeville, Alabama

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To Kill a Mockingbird (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
GraniteShepherd More than 1 year ago
Unfotunately, I do not possess the eloquence necessary to do justice to this work of incredible art. Harper Lee writes in simple, plain language about a childhood incident that brings out the best, and worst, of the charcters in the book. Tom Hanks once noted that "The Godfather" is the "I-Ching" of business - To Kill a Mockingbird is the "I-Ching" of American life: e.g., "Leave out the adjectives and you'll have the facts." The story is simple and yet powerful, the characters are distinctive and familiar, the lessons are undestandable and timeless. I have but one regret about this book, and that is the fact that I've read it: I'd love to be able, now, as an adult, to read this book for the first time.
eva5423 More than 1 year ago
When reading To Kill A Mockingbird, the values it teaches are always applicable to life. Especially for a young adult, it can teach them responsibility and selflessness. This book really warms the heart and you will find yourself wanting to read it more than once. I would recommend it to anyone, great book!
dragon_5635 More than 1 year ago
This is one of my all time favorite books (Atticus Rocks!!) so I bought one. There are, however, a few things to note about this book. Firstly, while it is over 300 pages long, the print is significantly larger than the print in other books, so it is a much faster read than other leatherbounds such as Arabian Nights or the Vampire Chronicles. Also, the gilding on this book seems to be a softer gold than other leatherbounds (which I love!), but it could just be the color scheme in general than softens the look. Finally, the leather on the outside is smooth and mine is slightly too shiny to pass off as real leather (but that's not what it is anyways so :) ) As for the actual book, the story line is still compelling and even though I've already read it. About the book: there are a few words that are not deemed to be politically correct by some in US society (think n-word), but this is a product of the time period this novel was written in. If this is something that would deeply offend you, get a different version. However, there are only a few mentions of this word, so if it would be possible to overlook, I would recommend it deeply as this is a gorgeous book.
SusanHostL More than 1 year ago
The plot is very simple, but it keeps you turning the pages nonetheless. This is by far one of the greatest stories ever told. I didn't understand it the very first time I read it, maybe because I was too young then and wasn't prepared for this kind of story. But the second time I read it I realized how wonderful a story it was. Harper Lee is one of the most special and greatest authors of all time, bless her soul.
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This is a physically beautiful book and I'm thoroughly enjoying reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved this book since I first read it at school in my teens. When I saw this copy I knew I had to have it, even though I live in the UK and had to rely on postal services in the US and the UK. I need not have worried. The book arrived safely within 11 days of ordering. It did not disappoint! Beautiful leatherbound cover and gold edging. It is now my prized possession sitting alongside several other Barnes and Noble leatherbound classics. This is a fantastic set to start collecting and offers tremendous value for money. I just cannot collect them quickly enough!
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grmafluffy More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my granddaughter, for Christmas, and she loved it! I had just watched the movie with her (she doesn't like B&W movies, but she loved this one!) and she is excited to read the book. It is well made with wonderful gold rimmed pages and a very nice cover.
m_story More than 1 year ago
I had (unfortunately) managed to make it through high school and college without reading this book, but now that I have read it, it is one of my all-time favorite stories. Harper Lee crafts an engaging story, and the voice of Scout is so realistic that I found myself thinking in her voice. The tale is engaging and poetic, and this Barnes and Noble edition is sturdy and attractive. The book looked the same when I finished reading it as it had when I first purchased it, and I had no issues with the bookmark, which shows no sign of coming loose. I would buy this book again, and I would buy it as a gift for any reader, or even a non-reader because this is the type of story that is so incredible, it can make someone into a reader. Scout kept me entirely engaged throughout, and my heart ached for her when she faced any troubles. Her sincerity, uncensored honesty, and innocence will have any reader caring about her. Lee also does an excellent job of showing Jem growing up, and Atticus struggling with himself while trying to do the best he can as a father. This story, in this classy-looking Barnes and Noble edition, is for readers of any age (though, despite Scout's young age, it may be best for mature readers and high schoolers at the youngest, just so that none of the genius is lost and so that the story can be better understood; though Scout's character is young, the story is told in past tense--Scout is older when she is telling it) and I highly recommend it.
Dakota331 More than 1 year ago
To kill a mockingbird is a great and uplifting read. Although it is destined for mature readers (I’d say fourteen and up) The language is difficult for some readers also, meaning it is also destined for advanced readers. Lee’s tale of the ups and downs of life make you want to do anything and everything good. Fantastic!
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My favorite book of all time made better in a nicely leather bound format.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To Kill a Mockingbird is a heartfelt, important and upsetting novel about how life really is and the fact that prejudice can exist anywhere that people are uninformed and uninterested in finding out the truth. Jean Louise Finch (Scout) and her brother Jem are the daughter and son of Atticus Finch, a prominent attorney in the small town of Maycomb. Maycomb is filled with cowards who display prejudice of different kinds. Scout begins the book as a six year old and grows through the book to about the age of eight. She and her brother are exposed first-hand to prejudice of different kinds. Tom Robinson is a black male who is accused of raping a white female and Atticus becomes his defense attorney. Tom Robinson is put on trial before an all white jury. This town is not just prejudiced against Tom but also against Boo Radley, a mysterious neighbor, who is white and has not even been given a trial before being convicted of being strange and mysterious. Tom and Boo are the "mockingbirds" in this novel. Scout is the main character and narrator of the book. She is believable as a young girl who has not yet experienced the reckless behavior that prejudice can cause. Anyone can sympathize with Scout and Jem since we were all their age at one time. The reader can clearly see the wrong this town can do through Scout's descriptions. The reader also sees that where there is reckless behavior there are still honest good people willing to stand up for what is right no matter the consequence. Atticus is one of those few and he teaches Scout and Jem to do the same. People of all ages and races should read this book to see the destruction caused by prejudice. If you read this book you might also agree that we should take the time to find out who we really are as individuals before making conclusions based on the views of others. You will "feel" the characters in this book and not all of them are good but they do teach a lesson that we all should learn.
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