When was go set a watchman published

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Go Set a Watchman (To Kill a Mockingbird, #2) by Harper Lee

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 aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louises 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 a painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past--a journey that can be guided only by ones conscience. Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor 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 an American classic.
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On February 3, , the literary world was stunned by an announcement from HarperCollins Publishers about the discovery and pending publication of the work. The book is the unedited version of Lee's rejected original submission of To Kill A Mockingbird , her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Watchman was released on July 14, , and its first day sales amounted to more than , copies, making it the most successful adult novel ever published in America. Both the announcement and the new book itself launched an international media and cultural firestorm that continued for many months. Lee originally delivered the manuscript to her editor at Lippincott's early in Neither her agent at the time, Maurice Crain, nor her editor, Tay Hohoff, much liked it and urged her to adapt the brilliant characterizations of a small-town southern childhood to a different setting and plot. Lee responded by writing a story about Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, a young girl in a small southern town who learns to see the racism that pervades her society and how it affects the people around her.

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When Go Set a Watchman came out last summer , the dominant mood was disappointment. For quite a long time before the book appeared, journalists including this one had been trying to get a straight answer on how involved Lee was in the renewed efforts to protect her legacy and estate, or at least why this was all happening now. Clear information proved, in the end, difficult to obtain. This made matters worse for everyone, and it made matters worse for the book. Was Lee adequately aware of what was happening? Why were people in town saying some kind of elder abuse was afoot? This investigative spirit the conviction that something about all of this smelled bad leaked into the reviews, which often had a sleuthing quality.

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  1. Go Set a Watchman is a novel by Harper Lee published on July 14, by HarperCollins, . Harper Lee was writing Go Set a Watchman in January , and sold the manuscript to the publisher J. B. Lippincott in October She then.

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