To Kill a Mockingbird

Writer: Harper Lee

Genre: Southern Gothic, Fiction
Language: English
Translation: Translated in to 40 different languages

Publisher: Arrow Books

Catalog Reference: ISBN 978 0 09 954948 2
Sales: Sold over 30 million copies

Appreciations Received: 

I have chosen only a very few…

Truman Capote –
“Someone rare has written this very fine novel, a writer with the liveliest sense of life and the warmest most authentic humor. A touching book; and so funny, so likeable”

Independent –
“No one ever forgets this book”

Daily Express –
“A rich and remarkable novel”

Guardian –
“One of the best first novels I remember… Uniquely unsentimental”

Sunday Times –
“There is humor as well as tragedy in this book, besides its faint note of hope for human nature; and it is delightfully written”

Time’s Magazine 1960 review –

“teaches the reader an astonishing number of useful truths about little girls and about Southern life”

Chicago Sunday Tribune –
“This is in no way a sociological novel. It underlines no cause… To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel of strong contemporary national significance.”


The story revolves around the old town called Maycomb, Alabama. In this story the main characters are a six year old girl Scout Finch, her brother Jem and their father Atticus. Atticus is a widower. Atticus is a lawyer. They have a weird loner neighbor called Boo Radley. Nobody seems to be willing to talk about Radley.

Incidentally Atticus gets appointed to defend Mr. Tom Robinson, a black man, who was accused of raping a white girl ‘Mayella’. The girl’s father town drunkard Bob Ewell plans to humiliate Atticus in front of the whole town for defending Tom in the court.

Whether Tom did really rape Mayella or not? Who kills Tom Robinson and why? Ultimately, whether Atticus could prove Tom’s innocence or not? What happens to Scout when reclusive and mysterious Boo Radley finds her walking down a dark lane alone with Jem? Who kept those gifts under the tree near Radley’s house and why?

One thing I can say with confidence that this novel will not let you down. This is one of the best novel I have ever read. It is an unputdownable novel in true sense!

Feeling curious enough to read the novel, then go get your copy! Happy Reading. . . 🙂

Price:  £ UK, 350/- INR.

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