To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871299208

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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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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The Play of To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Christopher Sergel,Harper Lee

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435233112

Category: Alabama

Page: 116

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"In his play, Christopher Sergel has shifted the focus slightly. The result of this shift, I believe, hightlights the novel's universal qualities. [He] reminds us...that the issues explored are not those of a 'regional' work of art (as the novel is often categorised) but are of importance in Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham or wherever the play is seen by an audience." - from Ray Speakman's introduction.
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To Kill a Mockingbird 40th

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing

ISBN: 9780060194994

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 371

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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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

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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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Scout, Atticus, and Boo

A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Mary McDonagh Murphy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062011715

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee’s beloved classic To Kill a Mockingbird, filmmaker Mary Murphy has interviewed prominent figures—including Oprah, Anna Quindlen, and Tom Brokaw—on how the book has impacted their lives. These interviews are compiled in Scout, Atticus, and Boo, the perfect companion to one of the most important American books of the 20th Century. Scout, Atticus, and Boo will also feature a foreword from acclaimed writer Wally Lamb.
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To Kill A Mockingbird

Author: Joyce Milton,Harper Lee

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780812034462

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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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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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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Go Set a Watchman

A Novel

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062409875

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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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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A Few Good Men

Author: Aaron Sorkin

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573692000

Category: Drama

Page: 125

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Shows daily life at a Marine Corps boot camp.
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Understanding To Kill a Mockingbird

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historic Documents

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313291937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

View: 5353

Collects documents and commentary illuminating Southern life in the 1950s
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Mockingbird

A Portrait of Harper Lee: From Scout to Go Set a Watchman

Author: Charles J. Shields

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1250119456

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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An extensively revised and updated edition of the bestselling biography of Harper Lee, reframed from the perspective of the recent publication of Lee's Go Set a Watchman To Kill a Mockingbird—the twentieth century's most widely read American novel—has sold thirty million copies and still sells a million yearly. In this in-depth biography, first published in 2006, Charles J. Shields brings to life the woman who gave us two of American literature's most unforgettable characters, Atticus Finch and his daughter, Scout. Years after its initial publication—with revisions throughout the book and a new epilogue—Shields finishes the story of Harper Lee's life, up to its end. There's her former agent getting her to transfer the copyright for To Kill a Mockingbird to him, the death of Lee's dear sister Alice, a fuller portrait of Lee’s editor, Tay Hohoff, and—most vitally—the release of Lee's long-buried first novel and the ensuing public devouring of what has truly become the book of the year, if not the decade: Lee's Go Set a Watchman.
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The Mockingbird Next Door

Life with Harper Lee

Author: Marja Mills

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143127667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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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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Oslo

Author: J.T. Rogers

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 082223663X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 116

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Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play. Everyone remembers the stunning and iconic moment in 1993 when Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat shook hands on the South Lawn of the White House. But among the many questions that laced the hope of the moment was that of Norway’s role. How did such high-profile negotiations come to be held secretly in a castle in the middle of a forest outside Oslo? A darkly funny and sweeping play, OSLO tells the surprising true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics that led to the Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas: a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. www.jtrogerswriter.com
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To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel

Author: Harper Lee,Fred Fordham

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062798219

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 5086

A beautifully crafted graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee’s beloved, Pulitzer prize–winning American classic. "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird." A haunting portrait of race and class, innocence and injustice, hypocrisy and heroism, tradition and transformation in the Deep South of the 1930s, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird remains as important today as it was upon its initial publication in 1960, during the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movement. Now, this most beloved and acclaimed novel is reborn for a new age as a gorgeous graphic novel. Scout, Gem, Boo Radley, Atticus Finch, and the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, are all captured in vivid and moving illustrations by artist Fred Fordham. Enduring in vision, Harper Lee’s timeless novel illuminates the complexities of human nature and the depths of the human heart with humor, unwavering honesty, and a tender, nostalgic beauty. Lifetime admirers and new readers alike will be touched by this special visual edition that joins the ranks of the graphic novel adaptations of A Wrinkle in Time and The Alchemist.
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Exits and Entrances

Author: Athol Fugard

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559366893

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Playwright Athol Fugard's meditation on life in the theater.
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The Farnsworth Invention

Author: Aaron Sorkin

Publisher: Samuel French Trade

ISBN: 9780573662867

Category: Drama

Page: 101

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"It's 1929. Two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called "television." ... Who will unlock the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul, or the self-taught Idaho farm boy?"--P. [4] of cover.
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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: 6556

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The Mockingbird Parables

Transforming Lives through the Power of Story

Author: Matt Litton

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414349442

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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The Mockingbird Parables takes readers on an inspiring and engaging journey through Harper Lee’s beloved 1960 literary masterpiece, introducing each character through the lens of faith. The enigmatic Boo Radley as an allegorical representation of God, “the divine, mysterious neighbor” who watches over, protects, and longs to know his children personally. The hero, Atticus Finch, as a model of faith, integrity, and even parenting. The main character, Scout Finch, and what she might teach us about the role of women in church and society. The Mockingbird Parables compels us to ask the often-ignored questions: Do we truly love our neighbors? Are we building community? Are we influencing society for the better? By illuminating the parallels between Christian faith and Lee’s masterpiece, The Mockingbird Parables reaffirms the magnitude of a novel perhaps more relevant today than ever before.
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