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ISBN: 0446310786

ISBN13: 9780446310789

To Kill a Mockingbird

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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 behavior...

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33 ratings

To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird is simply one the finest stories ever told.


I have readd more books than I can count. This one is always talked about as one of the best. I did not like the book. I expected more. But i did read all of it to make sure I didn't miss anything.

Not good.

This book is not in acceptable condition. The spine is broke and the pages are coming apart. This book has been very very used. I am disappointed in this condition. It was not worth the money I paid.

Great purchase: Consistent with product description and an awesome book

This book is an amazing classic for many reasons. It is relatively easy to read and absorbs the reader into the plot, the characters are relatable and interesting, and the story is just awesome. You need to read it! When I received the book its condition fit the description and picture of it. I'm pleased with the purchase and would recommend.

Torn Cover

Very disappointed that the copy I received, which stated in the description was supposedly in "very good" condition, arrived with a torn cover and very beat up edges. I doubt very much it happened during shipping, because the packaging was well done and snug. So I can only assume I was given a book in lesser condition than described. Disappointed.

The book is great, I ordered good condition and the only complain I have is I received a very torn u

The book is great, I ordered good condition and the only complain I have is I received a very torn up all over the cover book that I would most definitely consider acceptable condition instead of good. (Which is a matter of a couple cents different)

Dog eared

My book came with writing and dog ears... I understand I ordered a used book, but good condition, does not mean dog eared and writing and underlining!

Timeless Classic

I hadn’t read this since high school and decided to read it again. Loved it so much more the second time around.

Classic Book

To Kill A Mockingbird is a true classic. Harper Lee did an excellent job with the book, and helping readers to visualize the story.

Green eggs and ham is my favorite children’s book.

I had to get this book for school, but it was actually pretty interesting. The cover I ordered was not the cover I got, kinda ticked about that

To Kill a Mocking Bird is my favorite book ......but, no dust jacket

I ordered this for soul purpose of matching To Get Set a Watchman on my shelf. Did not come with a dust jacket. Nowhere did the description mention that it did not come with a dust jacket.

The book came intact

All pages are there, cover looks fine, everything is legible.

Wonderful story

Great quality book was like new. Enjoyable read. I recommend it for everyone.

The Greatest Novel Ever Written!

This is surely the best of the Great American Novels. You will not be disappointed by this book. Don't be mislead that it is only about the trial. While that is the pivotal moment, this book is a wonderful tale of life in the South in the Nineteen Thirties. It shows the development of its characters realistically and is simply a beautifully written story. It has the wondrous quiet humor of "Father Brown," "Tom Sawyer" and "True Grit." The latter two would certainly cout as a Great American Novel, but neither can surpass this masterpiece. It is often misunderstood as a simple story with the only one moral, or even banned for no good reason. As the author herself said, "Surely it is plain to the simplest intelligence that To Kill a Mockingbird spells out in words of seldom more than two syllables a code of honor and conduct, Christian in its ethic, that is the heritage of all Southerners. To hear that the novel is 'immoral' has made me count the years between now and 1984, for I have yet to come across a better example of doublethink." Probably the greatest fiction ever written, it is fitting the author wrote nothing else. You will not be disappointed by this book. You will read it again and again. It is truly amazing.

Not version pictured

We received a different version than the one pictured. My son needed the version pictured for school. This does me no good and now I've wasted money and will have to buy it new to ensure I get the right version.

I did not get the 50th anniversary edition cover I ordered

I did not get what I ordered


One of my all time favorite books. It's a classic, if you havent read it, you need to.

Not exactly good quality

Pages were ripped and the front/back cover ripped. Plus there are notes written in pen and sharpie all throughout the book. I could understand if I selected acceptable but I selected good. I expected better quality.

Not the 50th anniversary edition

The paperback book I selected and purchased was the 50th anniversary edition. I selected this one because a friend of mine has the same copy and I knew the book was the right size. They sent me a book that’s slightly smaller than a kindle with very small words. I wouldn’t have even bothered buying this if I knew it was going to be that small. They need to have pictures of the actual book included instead of just posting a random cover of some other edition of the book. It is very misleading

I dont want to read it this is not the book I wanted

I was suppose to get the book to kill a mocking bird instead I was sent memories of midnight was wondering if I could get the bok i ordered

I received a heavily used copy when I ordered "Like New"

Almost every page was highlighted and written on. The front cover was dented. VERY upset with this purchase.

Where do I Start

I literally got to chapter 9 and stopped reading this book. The story was dragged out until the very end and the building up went too long for my liking. I have never hated a book before but this one is a first for me.

different cover

I was hoping to get the original cover when I ordered I even tried to select the original cover but I got a different version of the book.

Timeless classic.

Holds up. Timeless and special.

An American Classic

It should be on everyone's reading list.

Thank you so much. I love this book.

When u first got the book it was in rough shape, but once I told them it was a school book for my son they sent me a better copy. Thank you so much, just another reason and book why I love this website. <3


Most teens wouldn't think to pick up a book, much less an American classic, but this is my absolute favorite book of all time! It has been my favorite since I was 11. If you are going to read a classic, this is the one to read!!:) Perfect for every age and will be loved by all!!

This is a Masterpiece. I also have it on CD. A transition between children and their eyes and what's the right thing to do and say in Court. This could teach every American how to become one with everyone, in court as a neighbor regardless who and what you are. It breaks down the way the South was and how it can be as well as all of us. I truly love this book.

To Kill A Mockingbird

This classic was ordered for my son. This classic is going to be used in my son's AP English class. So, in addition to the copy issued by his instructor, the ordered edition will be for my son's home studies.

Simply Essential Reading Vividly Encapsulates Depression-Era Racial Hatred in the Deep South

Some books so fluidly transcend the stories they contain that the characters and setting almost become incidental to the universal themes they express without contrivance. Such a book exists in Harper Lee's masterful 1960 novel, one of the most revered pieces of fiction this country has ever produced. Set in rural, Depression-era Alabama, it is a classic coming-of-age story about a precocious nine-year old tomboy named Scout. What she experiences is palpable in the virulent racism surrounding the persecution of Tom Robinson, a black man unjustly accused of raping Mayella, the abused white daughter of an unrepentant bigot, Bob Ewell. Representing Tom in court is Atticus Finch, Scout's father and the moral compass of the story. The plot moves toward a deepening exploration of the intractable conflict between tolerance and ignorance and how the pre-existing environment of hatred and mistrust makes innocent people guilty by pure circumstance. Scout embodies these themes within her own journey toward womanhood and her questions of what society expects of her. Through the travails of Tom and the town's outcast, Boo Radley, and primarily through her father's example, Scout recognizes how innate goodness can exist even in the direst circumstances. Likely because the story is semi-autobiographical, Lee is able to vividly capture the rural south and the pervasive mindset during the Depression with spellbinding accuracy. Yet for all that, the book's lasting legacy has more to do with Lee's particular lierary gift in bringing a genuine universality to her themes. Other characters weave in and out of the story - including Dill, Scout's wannabe boyfriend and the Truman Capote doppelganger - and each plays a key role in shaping the novel's core conflicts. I have to say that the author's particular literary strengths come to the fore in her empathetic depictions of the evolving relationships between these characters, for example, Scout and her father Atticus, Scout and her brother Jem, the children and Boo. Nothing seems extraneous in the story Lee tells, no small feat for a 336-page novel. She brings intense emotion to her prose, especially in describing the uncontrollable fury created by racial hatred and false accusations, for instance, in the lynch mob scene before the trial and in the vengeful attack on the children. The timing of the book's original 1960 publication turned out to be prescient, as the Civil Rights movement was just becoming national in scope thanks to the efforts of Martin Luther King and his brethren. Even if you have seen the masterful 1962 film, you owe it to yourself to read Lee's literary masterwork and sadly the only novel she ever wrote.

Pulitzer Prize Winner

When did ISBN's come into use? The 1962 Popluar Library paperback edition (price: 60 cents) that I own has a Library of Congress card catalogue number. I also have the fortieth anniversary edition. I grew up about forty miles from Miss Lee's hometown. I graduated from Miss Lee's alma mater, the University of Alabama. I have climbed to the top of the clock tower of the courthouse made famous in this book. I grew up a couple of decades after Scout, a couple of dozen miles down the road, in another small Alabama town. I read To Kill a Mockingbird as a child, and reread it every year or so. My paperback copy is held together with Scotch tape. My anniversary edition is a treasure I do not lend out. As a child who lived pretty much the same childhood as Scout and Jem, I identified heavily with them, and like most who have read and loved this American Classic, I have longed for a father like Atticus. It is no exaggeration to state that this novel, more than any other, influenced my thinking, and shaped my life. I am a writer, you see. It is certainly no surprise to me that readers tell me they see similarities between my first novel and the one that told the story of my own childhood better than I ever could, the one that certainly influenced both my desire to write and the topics I choose to write about. Whenever I think that I might write a memoir of growing up in Alabama, I read this book again, and know that I don't need to. Miss Lee told my own story, those long, dusty summers filled with friends and playing outdoors, the neighborhoods where everyone knew all the children and generally, what they were doing, the lurid rumors and legends constructed of gossip and cautionary tales, secret pacts and promises, moss-covered trees hanging over slow muddy rivers, the far-off rumblings of trouble and upsets as the civil rights movement marched inexorably closer to us, and the quiet in which it finally came to face us. I remember the silence in which they marched, and I remember reading To Kill a Mockingbird again, lying on my bed, windows open to non-existent breezes, wondering. Was Tom Robinson real? Did that really happen? What is happening now? Can I stop it? Can I do something? With all the restless yearning inside me, at ten years old, I reached for something, reading that book, lying on my back, staring at the ceiling, trying to see clearly what was coming. When I read this book, I remember Scout, the little girl who fought against change, who didn't quite understand the changes that happened despite her best efforts, and I see the girl that I was, straining to see, to understand. I wanted Scout to be my best friend, and you know what? She was. I have always liked books better than people. Some books are better friends than many people I know. Some books have helped me more, sustained me, taught me, kept me entertained, and led me closer to the person I want to be, than any person ever could. Like Scout, I am too stubborn to be told what t

A true classic

There used to be a time that the word "classic" meant something. Nowadays, it seems to only mean "more than ten years old"; quality doesn't come into the equation at all. Take, for example, the cable channel American Movie Classics, which typically features movies that are forgettable regardless of age. I prefer the classic definition of "classic", one that means something that is not only really good but withstands the test of time. Put another way, look at the Da Vinci Code. A decent book and a phenomenal best-seller, but will people still be reading it decades from now? Only time will tell. Time, however, has already told on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, and it is clearly, by any use of the word, a classic. Although forty-seven years old, it is still as good as ever. Set in the town of Maycomb, Alabama during the Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird tells the tale of the Finch family: widower father Atticus, young son Jem and younger daughter (and narrator) Scout. Atticus, an attorney, has been appointed to represent Tom Robinson, accused of raping a 19-year-old girl named Mayall Ewell. Since Tom is black and Mayall is white, guilt is assumed by most of the town and the trial a mere formality. The truth plays little part. Maycomb is a stratified society. There are the "respectable" people, who - with or without money - are considered the aristocrats of the community. The Finches fit into this category. There are the poorer white people, from the poor-yet-proud Cunninghams to the "trashy" Ewells. At the bottom are the blacks. Though Atticus refuses to participate in this classism (and tries to lead his children to do the same), he is pragmatic enough to acknowledge its existence. This novel may have the trial of Tom Robinson as its centerpiece, but there is plenty more going on as we take a tour of an impoverished town in the Deep South. With this book, Lee has written one of the Great American Novels. And while some great authors are not easily readable (for example, Faulkner), Harper Lee holds the reader from the beginning to end. Has there been any author who has written something so great in his or her only effort? Yes, there are authors like Margaret Mitchell who wrote Gone With the Wind (which has a far more romantic version of the Old South), but her career was cut short by an early death; Lee is still around and still has no other books published. The one book she wrote, however, is considered one of the greatest novels ever written. It is a true classic.

Tightly written with a message for everyone

Harper Lee was encouraged to write some of her childhood memories. What in the beginning seems like the story of three childhood friends in depression era Macomb, Alabama, turns out to be packed with insights to the makeup of human kind. This story is intriguing on many levels from the history of the area to the stereotyping of people. Most of all every turn was a surprise as told in the first person from the view of Scout Finch. And instead of telling the story in a six year old vocabulary she uses an exceptionally large repertoire to describe the people and events. This story is not as slow passed as one may guess from first glance as every remark and every action will be needed for a future action. A major controversial part of the story is the trial of Tom Robinson. Hoverer this is just a catalyst to help Scout understand the nature of people including her father Atticus and you will find that as important as it is it is just a part of the story with other major characters such as Arthur "Boo" Radley. Even thought it appears that Scout is the recipient of the insights, I believe we the reader is the real recipient. I can truly say that this book has changed my outlook in life.

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