Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1960. First edition. Very Good +/Very Good. The book is in Very Good+ condition with a previous owner's neat signature on the front end paper, top edge dusty and a noticeable odor in the page-block. The dust jacket is Very Good with wear at the spine ends and along the folds, but without any large chips or tears.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). Very Good + in Very Good dust jacket.
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