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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 anonymous giver who deposits them in the hollowed tree outside the Radley house. While Scout and Jem ponder the identity of their generous secret sharer and his relationship to 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 and experience known to the members of the Finch 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 been out of print in the more than half-century since it was first published. This edition is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and a ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for every home library.
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About 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.
Date of Birth:April 28, 1926
Date of Death:February 19, 2016
Place of Birth:Monroeville, Alabama
Place of Death:Monroeville, Alabama