Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman

Lee, Harper

Editorial Harper Perennial
Fecha de edición mayo 2016 · Edición nº 1

Idioma inglés

EAN 9780062409867
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Resumen del libro

Originally written in the mid-1950s but unpublished until now, this novel inspired the beloved classic To Kill a Mockingbird and features many of the original characters. Visiting her father at her childhood home, the adult Scout is forced to confront her feelings about the place where she grew up.

Biografía del autor

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. She also received numerous honorary degrees, though she declined to speak on those occasions. She assisted her close friend Truman Capote in his research for the book In Cold Blood (1966). Capote was the basis for the character Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird.<br><br>The plot and characters of To Kill a Mockingbird are loosely based on Lee's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936 when she was 10. The novel deals with the irrationality of adult attitudes towards race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s, as depicted through the eyes of two children. It was inspired by racist attitudes in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. She also wrote the novel Go Set a Watchman in the mid-1950s and published it in July 2015 as a sequel to Mockingbird, but it was later confirmed to be merely her first draft of Mockingbird.




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