To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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As a Southern Gothic novel and a Bildungsroman, the primary themes of To Kill a Mockingbird involve racial injustice and the destruction of innocence. Scholars have noted that Lee also addresses issues of class, courage and compassion, and gender roles in the American Deep South. The story takes place during three years of the Great Depression in the fictional "tired old town" of Maycomb, Alabama. The narrator, six-year-old Scout Finch, lives with her older brother Jem and their widowed father Atticus, a middle-aged lawyer.

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  1. - 1st on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (
  2. - 2nd on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (
  3. - 4th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  4. - 5th on The Best Southern Novels of All Time (Oxford American)
  5. - 6th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  6. - 7th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  7. - 7th on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  8. - 13th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  9. - 23rd on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  10. - 35th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  11. - 73rd on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  12. - 86th on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
  13. - 99th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  14. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  15. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  16. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  17. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)
  18. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime ( (USA))
  19. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (
  20. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at
  21. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
  22. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at
  23. - "Our Readable Century", The Best Books of the 20th Century (January Magazine)
  24. - Recommended Books (Academy of Achievement)
  25. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime ( (UK))
  26. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
  27. - The Great American Read (PBS)

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