Harper Lee - Go Set a Watchman (2nd Hand Hardback)
From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch - ‘Scout’ - returns home from New York City to visit her ageing father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt.
Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past - a journey that can be guided only by one’s own conscience.
Written in the mid-1950's, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humour and effortless precision – a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times.
It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context and new meaning to a classic.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket.
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Fiction : Classics
- Published : Written Mid-1950's (This Edition 2015 - Both 1st Edition)
- ISBN : 9781785150289
- SKU : B000103
- PPC : SP500gm
- RRP : £18.99 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 2 (Both Very Good).
"Let's remember this very important fact: Go Set a Watchman was written and then shelved by Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird instead. Hmm . . . there's probably a reason she opted to do that. I, for one, loved this book for the simple reason that it isn't all sunshine and rainbows." - Goodreads Review.
Nelle Harper Lee was an American novelist best known for her 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature. Lee published only two books, yet she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 for her contribution to literature.