OT: Digital version of a classic finally approved by the author!

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Apr 29 2014 12:52 AM

Wow, I never even knew Harper Lee was still alive! Glad to see she's agreed having her classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird published electronically. It might be something that would go well in a Noet Classic American fiction collection (or Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction). But for now, it appears Amazon has the exclusive rights for it, on Kindle. It will be released July 8, which is the 54th anniversary of the book's original publication.

http://us.cnn.com/2014/04/29/living/harper-lee-mockingbird-digital-book/index.html 

According to Wikipedia, "British librarians ranked the book ahead of the Bible as one 'every adult should read before they die'." I wouldn't put it ahead of the Bible, but it sure is an important book, especially as we still grapple almost daily with issues of racial injustice.

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Carmen Gauvin-O'Donnell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 29 2014 4:43 AM

I just read her Wikipedia entry... what a woman! If you want to have a chuckle, go read the letter she wrote to a school board that wanted her book banned for being, of all things, "immoral"!

I laaaaaughed... Big Smile

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 29 2014 4:46 AM

It is my #1 American Lit book and I read it every 2-3 years. I WILL buy it this summer. 

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 29 2014 7:25 AM

Rosie Perera:
It might be something that would go well in a Noet Classic American fiction collection

Yes

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 29 2014 2:10 PM

Carmen Gauvin-O'Donnell:

I just read her Wikipedia entry... what a woman! If you want to have a chuckle, go read the letter she wrote to a school board that wanted her book banned for being, of all things, "immoral"!

I laaaaaughed... Big Smile

What a brilliant quipstress! Not unlike Flannery O'Conner in that flair with the pen.

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 30 2014 7:37 AM

Peace to Rosie!               and to All!!!        *smile*

                 Am glad for this thread ........                            what ALSO fascinates me is the history and development of Wikipedia over the years   ...

What a time for us to live, eh?!          *smile*                    Very often one sees some amazing research and good quality writing on Wikipedia ..

            wonderful!        Wonderful, indeed!

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Kill_a_Mockingbird

Philippians 4:  4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand..........

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