Of Mockingbirds, the Great Depression and the Deep SouthIn one of only two novels she ever wrote Harper Lee takes us on a journey into the deep South of the USA where attitudes to race and class baffle and mystify young Scout and Finch as they grow up and believe to comprehend the entire world.
Discover Harper Lee's classic tale of 30s in Alabama and find out why To Kill a Mockingbird has continued to amaze, upset and inspire readers for decades.
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More about the book
'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 exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. 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.
More about the author
Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama in 1926. Her novel To Kill a Mockingbird won the Pulitzer Prize and is inspired by her own experiences of growing up in the South. To Kill a Mockingbird remains one of only two longer works of fiction she wrote. Her second novel Go Set a Watchman was published in 2015 and is set 20 years after To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee died in February 2016 at the age of 89.
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Danke dir! :) Ohne jetzt zu viel Werbung für mich selbst zu machen, aber der Name fiel mir ein, weil in meiner ersten Geschichte, die ich als Selfpublisher veröffentlicht habe, nämlich "Das hässlichste Mädchen der Welt", eine Pommesschale eine Rolle spielt. Ich mag Pommes eigentlich gar nicht so super gerne. Aber zurück zum Thema: Gestern habe ich tatsächlich die Verfilmung von "To Kill a Mockingbird" gesehen und auch die hat mich begeistert. Eine sehr gelungene Interpretation des Buchs würde ich sagen. Natürlich kann man den hintergründigen Sprachwitz, die Lebensweisheiten und die vielen Anekdoten nicht in einen Film übertragen, aber ich finde, sie haben das Beste daraus gemacht.