To Kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee
“Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit them, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”.
This is a lawyer’s advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of this story — a black man charged with raping a white girl in the Deep South of the 1930s.
The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it.
To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.
Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behaviour – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humour and pathos.
Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal.
Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today, it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.