The Connell Guide to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

By (author) Fender, Stephen; Edited by Connell, Jolyon

Within two years of its publication in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird had been translated into ten languages, won the Pulitzer Prize, emerged as an Oscar-winning film and spent 88 weeks on the American best-seller lists. By 1964 it had sold five million copies; now the book's world sales total over six times that. It has never been out of print, in either hardback or paperback. Yet the novel has often been misunderstood. It is much more than a "period piece", in Professor Harold Bloom's phrase, about racial prejudice in the Deep South in the 1930s. In this compelling new guide, Stephen Fender explains the secret of its enduring appeal.

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  • Introduction
  • A summary of the plot
  • What is To Kill a Mockingbird about? How strong is the influence of real events on the novel? How important is the narrator's age? How does the first-person narrative work? Why is Scout a tomboy? How good a lawyer is Atticus Finch? How does the book relate to the stereotypes of southern fiction? Has To Kill a Mockingbird outlived its time? A short chronology
  • Ten facts.

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書名 The Connell Guide to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird
著作者等 Connell, Jolyon
Fender, Stephen
出版元 Connell Guides
刊行年月 2012.09.00
ページ数 128p
大きさ H172 x W110
ISBN 9781907776120
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス