To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee.
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
A high spot of 20th-century American literature.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1960. First edition. A Near Fine copy of the book in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Spine a trifle cocked, some foxing to the end papers and top-edge of the text block. Dust jacket without any large chips or tears, just some minor rubbing/wear at the corners and spine ends.

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)
Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #4932)

Price: $22,500