To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

When I think of a masterpiece, I think of To Kill A Mockingbird.

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 – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story.

 

Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature and in my good opinion both the novel and the adapation starring Gregory Peck deserve–a Hollywood FIVE-STAR mention!

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