Hard Cover. New York: HarperCollins, 1995. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
35th Anniversary Edition. First edition thus, later printing. Inscribed by Lee on the half-title: "To Mary Evelyn Hollaway / - best wishes, / Harper Lee". Publisher's black cloth over black boards, metallic copper lettering to the spine; in the original black pictorial dust jacket, with a tree illustration after the original first edition dust jacket art to the front panel. Book fine; price-clipped dust jacket, with some minor creasing to the extremities, else fine. A beautiful copy, inscribed by Lee at a book signing in Lee's hometown, Monroeville, Alabama. To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic Southern Gothic novel that tells the story of protagonist Scout Finch, who is coming of age in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Great Depression. Along with her brother Jem, Scout watches as her father Atticus defends an African-American man who has been falsely accused of raping a white woman during the height of Jim Crow Era racial inequality. Despite its controversial and emotional themes, To Kill a Mockingbird is beloved as a warm and entertaining bildungsroman; Harper Lee loosely based the plot on an event she witnessed as a child in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama and many of the characters were inspired by her friends, family and neighbors, infusing the novel with the author's sentimental memories of her childhood in the American South. To Kill a Mockingbird was adapted into a film of the same name in 1962 starring Gregory Peck and Mary Badham.