Celebrating an American masterpiece...
Originally published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird became an immediate success, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and serving as the source for one of the most beloved films in Hollywood history. It has sold more than 40,000,000 copies and still regularly appears on lists of best-selling books.

This special Collector Edition celebrates the phenomenon of this extraordinary book and beloved Hollywood film. Fully illustrated with a variety of vintage images from the archives of LIFE, this beautiful book is bound in genuine leather and accented in 22kt gold. The images are printed on acid-neutral paper for long life. The page ends are gilded to a gleaming golden finish and the endpages are made of an elegant moiré fabric. To mark your favorite spot, the book also features a satin ribbon page marker. This is truly a beautiful book commemorating a beloved story. 

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8 1/2" x 10 7/8", 96pp
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Celebrating an American masterpiece…

When it was published on July 11, 1960, no one expected the debut novel by an unknown writer named Harper Lee to sell more than a few thousand copies. As Lee later recalled,“I was hoping for a quick and merciful death at the hands of the reviewers.”

What happened is history. To Kill a Mockingbird proved a huge bestseller, won the Pulitzer Prize, and was turned into one of Hollywood's most beloved films – and that was just the start. Today, Harper Lee's tale of courage in the face of racial prejudice is the most widely read and beloved 20th century American novel.

Now Easton Press and the editors of LIFE Magazine present an illustrated tribute to the late Harper Lee and her masterpiece: The Enduring Power of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, a Collector Edition bound in leather and accented with 22kt gold.

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”

Drawing on the incomparable archives of LIFE Magazine, this fascinating volume chronicles the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon from its roots in Harper Lee's experience growing up the daughter of a country lawyer in Monroeville, Alabama through the 2015 blockbuster publication of Lee's second novel, Go Tell a Watchman.

Insightful articles examine the real life events that inspired Lee's story, as well as the book's relationship with the Civil Rights movement and today's debates over racial justice. Readers will also go behind the scenes of the legendary 1962 movie in which Gregory Peck made Lee's lawyer Atticus Finch one of the greatest movie heroes of all time.

Most of all, these pages explore how the story of a child's moral awakening to racial, class, and gender prejudice and the true meaning of courage has proven so inspiring that even after six decades it continues to sell a million copies a year and top readers' polls of the most important books of all time.

Illustrated with hundreds of glorious full-color and black&white photographs and artifacts, The Enduring Power of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is an unmatched tribute and companion to a great American novel.

Harper Lee's landmark book celebrated in a superb Collector Edition.

Easton Press has created a for this exclusive illustrated tribute to Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird a Collector Edition of unmatched beauty and craftsmanship.

This spectacular volume is bound in premium leather, specially selected for this edition. The spine is strengthened by the traditional raised “hubs” and is embossed with 22kt gold. The acid-neutral paper is specially coated to reveal every brilliant detail of the spectacular photographs.

The pages are not merely glued but thread-sewn into the binding for superior strength. Moiré fabric end sheets and glowing gilded page ends add beauty and durability. No detail has been overlooked – there’s even a convenient satin-ribbon page-marker.

The Collector Edition The Enduring Power of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is an indispensable commemorative that will thrill -- and make a dazzling one-of-a-kind gift for – all fans of this beloved classic.

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