Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her fathers attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood. An instant classic.
After To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960, Harper Lee set aside Go Set a Watchman, and never returned to it. The original manuscript of the novel was considered to have been lost until the autumn of 2014, when Tonja Carter discovered it in a secure location where it had been affixed to an original typescript of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Modern fictionA 50th anniversary edition of the classic novel set in the Deep South of the 1930s. Lee's only novel, it won the Pulitzer Prize on its original publication in 1960. 'Someone rare has written this very fine novel, a writer with the liveliest sense of life and the warmest, most authentic humor.' Truman Capote