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The Resource To kill a mockingbird, Harper Lee; Read by Sissy Spacek, (sound recording)

To kill a mockingbird, Harper Lee; Read by Sissy Spacek, (sound recording)

Label
To kill a mockingbird
Title
To kill a mockingbird
Statement of responsibility
Harper Lee; Read by Sissy Spacek
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, the author explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. This title presents a historical drama of the Great Depression and a sublime example of the Southern writing tradition.
  • "Someone rare has written this very fine novel, a writer with the liveliest sense of life and the warmest, most authentic humour. A touching book; and so funny, so likeable" Truman Capote " There is humour as well as tragedy in this book, besides its faint note of hope for human nature; and it is delightfully written in the now familiar Southern tradition" Sunday Times "Her book is lifted...into the rare company of those that linger in the memory..." Bookman "Unbelievably, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, has never been properly available in Britain until now - but Harper Lee's wonderful novel, first published in 1960, has been worth the wait. Sissy Spacek brings all the characters to life as young Scout Finch watches her lawyer father, Atticus, do battle for the life of a black man who's been accused of the rape of a white girl in a Deep South town steeped in ignorant prejudice. Set in the 1930s, this is a tale that will never age..." -- Kati Nicholl Daily Express "Sissy Spacek's reading is electrifying." The Guardian
Biographical or historical data
Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended Huntingdon College and studied law at the University of Alabama. She is the author of To Kill a Mockingbird and has been awarded numerous literary awards including the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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Lee, Harper
Dewey number
  • AF
  • 813.5'4
  • 813.54
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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Spacek, Sissy
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  • Race relations
  • Trials (Rape)
  • Rape victims
  • Classics
  • Southern States
Summary expansion
'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much. To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story, an anti-racist novel, a historical drama of the Great Depression and a sublime example of the Southern writing tradition. Out now as an unabridged audiobook, narrated by Sissy Spacek
Target audience
general
Label
To kill a mockingbird, Harper Lee; Read by Sissy Spacek, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
CD-Audio. 11 CD standard audio format. CD standard audio format. Audiobook
Control code
9781846572562
Dimensions
14x14x3 cm.
Edition
50th Anniversary ed.
Extent
(720 min)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9781846572562
Specific material designation
sound disc
Label
To kill a mockingbird, Harper Lee; Read by Sissy Spacek, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
CD-Audio. 11 CD standard audio format. CD standard audio format. Audiobook
Control code
9781846572562
Dimensions
14x14x3 cm.
Edition
50th Anniversary ed.
Extent
(720 min)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9781846572562
Specific material designation
sound disc

Library Locations

    • Kensington Central LibaryBorrow it
      Phillimore Walk, London, W8 7RX, GB
      51.5014572 -0.1944621
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      1 Pembridge Square Notting Hill, London, W2 4EW, GB
      51.5113461 -0.1973624
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