Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

New Essays

Author: Michael J. Meyer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810877236

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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To commemorate To Kill a Mockingbird's 50th anniversary, Meyer has assembled a collection of new essays that celebrate this enduring work of American literature. These essays approach the novel from educational, legal, social, and thematic perspectives.
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To Kill a Mockingbird 40th

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing

ISBN: 9780060194994

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 6715

The explosion of racial hate and violence in a small Alabama town is viewed by a little girl whose father defends a Black man accused of rape
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harold Bloom,Harper Lee

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438132735

Category: Fathers and daughters in literature

Page: 109

View: 3124

The Crucible still has permanence and relevance a half century after its initial publication. This powerful political drama set amidst the Salem witch trials is commonly understood as Arthur Miller's poignant response to McCarthyism. This new edition featuring new critical essays examines this important work.
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The Story Behind Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Bryon Giddens-White

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 9781403482082

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 319

Provides a background for Harper Lee's famous novel by looking at relevant biographical details about her life and providing historical details that place the story in context, with a literary analysis of the novel.
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Go Set a Watchman

A Novel

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062409875

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7907

A historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her. Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.
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Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters

What Harper Lee's Book and the Iconic American Film Mean to Us Today

Author: Tom Santopietro

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250163765

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 8271

Tom Santopietro, an author well-known for his writing about American popular culture, delves into the heart of the beloved classic and shows readers why To Kill a Mockingbird matters more today than ever before. With 40 million copies sold, To Kill a Mockingbird’s poignant but clear eyed examination of human nature has cemented its status as a global classic. Tom Santopietro's new book, Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, takes a 360 degree look at the Mockingbird phenomenon both on page and screen. Santopietro traces the writing of To Kill a Mockingbird, the impact of the Pulitzer Prize, and investigates the claims that Lee’s book is actually racist. Here for the first time is the full behind the scenes story regarding the creation of the 1962 film, one which entered the American consciousness in a way that few other films ever have. From the earliest casting sessions to the Oscars and the 50th Anniversary screening at the White House, Santopietro examines exactly what makes the movie and Gregory Peck’s unforgettable performance as Atticus Finch so captivating. As Americans yearn for an end to divisiveness, there is no better time to look at the significance of Harper Lee's book, the film, and all that came after.
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To Kill a Mockingbird (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Author: Anita Price Davis

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 0738665428

Category: Study Aids

Page: 128

View: 3168

REA's MAXnotes for Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

A Full-length Play

Author: Christopher Sergel

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871290861

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 202

View: 1085

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Catriona Mills

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1921411686

Category: Education

Page: 68

View: 7879

A study guide to the popular novel offers a chapter-by-chapter analysis of the text; character summaries; and an examination of themes, issues, and values.
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871299208

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 8570

Required reading in most high schools, this Pulitzer Prize winning novel was originally published in 1969 and was voted the best book of the century by Library Journal.
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Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Bethany Hegedus

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

ISBN: 9780062456700

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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The inspiring true story of Harper Lee, the girl who grew up to write To Kill a Mockingbird, from Bethany Hegedus and Erin McGuire. Perfect for fans of The Right Word and I Dissent. Nelle Harper Lee grew up in the rocky red soil of Monroeville, Alabama. From the get-go she was a spitfire. Unlike most girls at that time and place, Nelle preferred overalls to dresses and climbing trees to tea parties. Nelle loved to watch her daddy try cases in the courtroom. And she and her best friend, Tru, devoured books and wrote stories of their own. More than anything Nelle loved words. This love eventually took her all the way to New York City, where she dreamed of becoming a writer. Any chance she had, Nelle sat at her typewriter, writing, revising, and chasing her dream. Nelle wouldn’t give up—not until she discovered the right story, the one she was born to tell. Finally, that story came to her, and Nelle, inspired by her childhood, penned To Kill a Mockingbird. A groundbreaking book about small-town injustice that has sold over forty million copies, Nelle’s novel resonated with readers the world over, who, through reading, learned what it was like to climb into someone else’s skin and walk around in it.
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Reading Harper Lee: Understanding To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440861285

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 183

View: 7251

The first book-length study of Harper Lee's two novels, this is the ultimate reference for those interested in Harper Lee's writing, most notably as it considers race, class, and gender. • Assists students as they strive to better understand complex issues of race, class, and gender that remain relevant topics of discussion • Provides a needed and updated student guide on Harper Lee's writing • Assesses Lee's iconic characters and helps readers to comprehend the controversy surrounding the character flaws of Atticus Finch • Offers a personal perspective written by a friend of Harper Lee
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Racism in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Candice Mancini

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737739008

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 209

View: 1935

Presents essays that examine racism and other related issues in "To Kill a Mockingbird," discussing such topics as new and old Southern values, and the connection between class, gender, and racial prejudice.
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Harper Lee Collection E-book Bundle

To Kill a Mockingbird + Go Set a Watchman

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062441787

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4137

Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She is the author of the acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird, and has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and numerous other literary awards and honors.
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Joyce Milton,Harper Lee

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780812034462

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 6061

A guide to reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" with a critical and appreciative mind. Includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.
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The Mockingbird Next Door

Life with Harper Lee

Author: Marja Mills

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143127667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3538

Journalists have trekked to Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where she has lived with her sister Alice for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the author. But in 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door to Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation and a great friendship. In 2004, with the Lees' blessing, Mills moved in next door to the sisters and spent the next eighteen months there, sharing their lives as they slowly revealed their life stories and their love of literature and the South.
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438139969

Category:

Page: N.A

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Contains essays about Harper Lee's To kill a mockingbird, addressing the novel's characters, structure, themes, and subject matter.
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Harper Lee's To kill a mockingbird

Author: Donald F. Roden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780760708309

Category: Prejudices

Page: 63

View: 4121

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Scout, Atticus, and Boo

A Celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Mary McDonagh Murphy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061924121

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 5431

Harper Lee’s first and only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, published in July 1960, is not only a beloved classic but also a touchstone in American literary and social history. It may well be our national novel. With Scout, Atticus, and Boo, Mary McDonagh Murphy commemorates more than half a century of To Kill a Mockingbird by exploring the great novel’s history and how it has left its indelible mark. In compelling interviews, Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, Oprah Winfrey, James Patterson, James McBride, Scott Turow, Wally Lamb, Andrew Young, Richard Russo, Adriana Trigiani, Rick Bragg, Jon Meacham, Allan Gurganus, Diane McWhorter, Lee Smith, Rosanne Cash, and others reflect on their own personal connections to Lee’s literary masterpiece, what it means to them—then and now—and how it ultimately has affected their lives and careers.
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CliffsNotes on Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Tamara Castleman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544184246

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 114

View: 3347

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on To Kill a Mockingbird, you explore Harper Lee's literary masterpiece — a novel that deals with Civil Rights and racial bigotry in the segregated southern United States of the 1930s. Told through the eyes of the memorable Scout Finch, the novel tells the story of her father, Atticus, as he hopelessly strives to prove the innocence of a black man accused of raping and beating a white woman. Chapter summaries and commentaries take you through Scout's coming of age journey. Critical essays give you insight into racial relations in the South during the 1930s, as well as a comparison between the novel and its landmark film version. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of the main characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A section on the life and background of Harper Lee A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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