Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1960. First edition. An extremely attractive, unrestored first edition of Lee's powerful novel. Book itself is in Fine condition. The dust jacket is very nearly Fine but with some wear at the spine ends and folds. No fading chips or tears, just some little rubbed spots and crinkles. A book that is rarely seen in this condition, let alone anything better.
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning coming of age novel, set in Maycomb, Alabama. An American classic, the novel took over two years for Lee to write– it was inspired by her own upbringing. (In fact, Lee’s father was a lawyer who had defended black clients at the cost of his practice). Its production was not without difficulty and Lee once became so angry over the course of writing the novel that she tossed the manuscript out a window. The book has never been out of print, sold tens of millions of copies, and is required reading for the American adolescent. To Kill a Mockingbird was also adapted by Horton Foote into a 1963 film, directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck. The film would win three Oscars. "…skilled, unpretentious, and totally ingenious." (Contemporary New Yorker review) Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #1542)
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