To Kill a Mockingbird.

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view": Rare Review Copy of the First edition of To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird.

LEE, Harper.

Item Number: 139103

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1960.

First edition, review copy of Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel which had an initial first printing of 5,000 copies. Octavo, original half cloth. Review copy with the slip laid in, fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Shirley Smith. Photograph of Lee on the back panel by Truman Capote. Rare and desirable.

To Kill a Mockingbird became an immediate bestseller and won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The New Yorker declared it "skilled, unpretentious, and totally ingenious". It has gone on to become of the best-loved classics of all time and has been translated into more than forty languages selling more than forty million copies worldwide. Made into the Academy Award-winning film, directed by Robert Mulligan, starring Gregory Peck. It went on to win three Oscars: Best Actor for Gregory Peck, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White, and Best Screenplay for Horton Foote. It was nominated for five more Oscars including Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Mary Badham, the actress who played Scout. In 1995, the film was listed in the National Film Registry. In 2003, the American Film Institute named Atticus Finch the greatest movie hero of the 20th century. In 2007 the film ranked twenty-fifth on the AFI's 10th anniversary list of the greatest American movies of all time. It was named the best novel of the twentieth century by librarians across the country (Library Journal).

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