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Lee, Harper
To Kill a Mockingbird
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1960. Third printing (published the same year as the first) of Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original green cloth backed brown boards, titles to spine in gilt. Signed by both dedicatee's on the front free endpaper, "Thanks for your interest A.C. Lee" and "Alice F. Lee." A.C. Lee was the inspiration for the character Atticus Finch and Alice took over her father's law practice after his death in 1962. Lee based the character on her own father, Amasa Coleman Lee, an Alabama lawyer, who, like Atticus, represented black defendants in a highly publicized criminal trial. Book magazine's list of The 100 Best Characters in Fiction Since 1900 names Finch as the seventh best fictional character of 20th-century literature. In 2003, the American Film Institute voted Atticus Finch, as portrayed in an Academy Award-winning performance by Gregory Peck in the 1962 film adaptation, as the greatest hero of all American cinema. In the 2018 Broadway stage play adapted by Aaron Sorkin, Finch is portrayed by various actors including Jeff Daniels, Ed Harris, Greg Kinnear, Rhys Ifans, and Richard Thomas. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, which is an 11th printing. Jacket design by Shirley Smith. We have never seen another example signed by both A.C. and Alice Lee. 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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