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The Harper Lee Collection: To Kill a Mockingbird + Go Set a Watchman (Dual Slipcased Edition)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  959 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Now available together in a special boxed set, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee’s bestselling novels To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman.

Set in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, and featuring characters that have become indelible in American culture, Harper Lee’s beloved classic of Southern literature, To Kill a Mockingbird and her newly found novel, Go Set a Watchman, offer a haunting
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Hardcover, 624 pages
Published October 27th 2015 by Harper
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Brenda Ricker
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was hesitant to read it because I was afraid it would never reach the level of excellence of Mockingbird. However I was pleased to find myself right back in the lives of Scout and Atticus. I do agree that some of the storyline and thinking are controversial, but you have to consider the time period in which it was written. I found that I couldn't put it down just like Mockingbird. I like that Ms. Lee left some storylines hanging--real life is rarely tied up in a pretty bow.
Lily
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reese Witherspoon did a wonderful job reading this audio version. Her easy-southern was not fake, and her Jean Louise is not irritatingly harsh.

Peering out someone else's window to the world may come as a shock, especially when you always took for granted that you peered out the same window.

It's nice to have a book published in our age that was written during a different era. We get accustomed to our pudding that we call PC; it's refreshing to be thrown some shaved ice to wake us up. I, a nort
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Kenneth Murray
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review pertains to “Go Set A Watchman”. I am glad that I read this book. While it was written before “To Kill A Mockingbird,” it shows that Atticus, Jean Louise (Scout), Alexandra and others were being impacted by the racial tensions of the South making them seem not much different from you and me.

Is it as good as “To Kill A Mockingbird?” No, of course not. Did Margaret Mitchell’s other writings reach the level of “Gone With The Wind?” Hardly.

I am willing to accept the novel fo
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AJ Flamingo
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I gave this 5-stars bc the first book is superb. The second book seems like a rewrite although it wraps up the time line and continuity of the first book admirably. Without divulging any details, let me say revenge is indeed sweet. These are bittersweet books written by a pioneer writer who took many risks with her topics especially the after effects of slavery. This extremely private woman must have been a very interesting person.
Indy Fernandez
Nov 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2015
I found it hard to like this book, at times I labored over the pages. What I fail to understand is if it was a draft which was rejected, why make the decision to publish it? I feel it came in riding on the coattails of To Kill a Mockingbird, with readers picking it up to read solely because of its author. I found it bland and it evoked no great emotion in me.
Diana W
Too many rambling chapters!

This book has both novels. I enjoyed To Kill a Mockingbird despite the old fashioned lingo. I was seriously dissapointed in Go Set a Watchman. After coming across the many inconsistencies between the two books, I did some research. I discovered that Go Set a Watchman was her first book and inspired Mockingbird. Watchman was never meant to be published. After reading it I think it should have remained unpublished. It ruined Mockingbird for me. Such a rambling, boring bo
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Dale
Nov 13, 2015 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone and everyone
Recommended to Dale by: Likely my 5th grade teacher
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Lordbaby
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
the book is totally romantic
Robin Norcross
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful

I wanted to revisit mockingbird when it wasn't required reading, and watchman was a great add on.
I am glad I took the time and thought.
Wyvern
This boxset represents that I have read To Kill A Mockingbird again for Honors English 9.

Boring. (Might write more later).
Simon
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
To Kill a Mockingbird was great, however Go Set a Watchman was readable, but in comparison very poor. If you liked her first book, I would not read the second one.
Jean Taylor
Dec 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can fully understand why many people were disappointed with this book because the character of Atticus Finch, a man we all thought we knew, is reveal to be something somewhat... different. To Kill A Mockingbird was written from the point of view of a very young child. Scout has grown into a woman and she resides in New York City, so she has become wiser and more astute as she had to be in order to function as a young woman alone in the big city. When she returns to Macomb County, she views the ...more
Sarah
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
First time reading Mockingbird. I liked it a lot but wasn't overly impressed. I was expecting something much more eye opening and thought provoking. That being said, I would have enjoyed reading Mockingbird in high school much more than others, such as A Streetcar Named Desire.

Since this was my first reading of Mockingbird, I also read Watchman for the first time. I couldn't finish it. I can count on one hand the times I have not been able to finish a book. Unfortunately, this was on
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Joseph Fountain
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. Atticus to Jem

This review is for To Kill a Mockingbird only.

This is the second time I’ve read To Kill a Mockingbird and the only novel I’ve read by Harper Lee. The novel is southern gothic, told in the first person narrative of Jean Louise Finch, better known as Scout. Scout, is a six year old tomboy, who lives with her older brother Jem, and widowed father Atticus in 1930s Maycomb, Alabama.

My
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Susan
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To Kill a Mockingbird is definitely 5 stars and a must read book. Go Set a Watchman? Well, it was interesting, and I enjoyed it up to a point, but it is NOT To Kill a Mockingbird. I also think that all the controversy surrounding this book is correct. Harper Lee never intended this book to be published. It was the book which led to her book, "To Kill a Mockingbird," but it is not the same caliber. If her sister and protector had not died first, this book would never have been published, as Harpe ...more
Catherine
I really enjoyed re reading To Kill a Mockingbird as an adult. I enjoyed it much more than the first time around. Especially the antics of the children trying to arouse Mr. Radley from his house. Go Set a Watchman was enjoyable as well however there were some clear continuity issues with her first book. This is understandable due to the manuscript like nature of the text. I really enjoyed the small peaks into the life of Scout and Jem that we did not get to see in her first book. Like the period ...more
wendy richmond
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exceptional finish to my favorite characters

This was one I was afraid to read, being that "To Kill A Mocking Bird" was the one singular book that turned me into a avid book reader over 35 years ago. As I finished this story this morning I can honestly say there is no other ending this story could end with! We have to remember this is how people felt and feared in this era. I recommend who ever lost themselves in 6th grade reading To Kill A Mocking Bird, take the time to read Go Set A Watchman!
Andres
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's left my inner self twisted up.

I had never read To Kill a Mockingbird, but always knew I should. So I read both of the books consecutively.

Attics- what a let down. I see your reasoning but it's misguided. But then again, the full story isn't about the injustice of slavery, it's about the discovery of self, a self that is imbued and impacted by the events and beliefs of one's existence.
Jenny Jo Weir
I highly recommend TKAM to everyone. It's a classic and worth the time. I would skip TSAW, if I could go back, I would pass on it. It almost ruined the original story for me.
Peggy Frye ullom
Aug 13, 2015 rated it liked it
It was interesting to see the story from a different perspective. The story didn't grasp me and the story kind of didn't flow. But it brought out the south and I did enjoy that.
Debra Lee Sidelinger
Excellent reading

These stories still ring true today. We can all learn a lesson from the people of Maycomb County. Strongly recommend reading them back to back.
Peggy Burroughs
I had forgotten so much. So worth re-reading as an adult. I haven't read Go Set A Watchman yet.
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Harper Lee, known as Nelle, was born in the Alabama town of Monroeville, the youngest of four children of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Lee. Her father, a former newspaper editor and proprietor, was a lawyer who served on the state legislature from 1926 to 1938. As a child, Lee was a tomboy and a precocious reader, and enjoyed the friendship of her schoolmate and neighbor, the you ...more
“He was prodding her. Let him. They were on safe ground. “Well, in trying to satisfy one amendment, it looks like they rubbed out another one. The Tenth. It’s only a small amendment, only one sentence long, but it seemed to be the one that meant the most, somehow.” 0 likes
“Why did you take so much trouble with me today? I know how you hate to move out of that house.” “Because you’re my child. You and Jem were the children I never had. You two gave me something long ago, and I’m trying to pay my debts. You two helped me a—” “How, sir?” 0 likes
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