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Go Set a Watchman: A Novel/Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbirdアラバマ物語)』の1冊のみしか出版していないと思われていたハーパー・リーの新たに発見された作品で、『アラバマ物語』の20年後の物語。『アラバマ物語』の中に出てくる近所の男の子は、実際に近所に住んでいた友人のトルーマン・カポーティがモデル。『アラバマ物語』執筆にもカポーティの影響があったとされているので、この作品にも影響があるかもしれない。買いです。


An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her. Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.