Harper Lee Will Publish 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Follow-Up Novel

Publisher Harper announced its plan to publish a second novel of Harper Lee entitled 'Go Set a Watchman' on July 14.

AceShowbiz - "To Kill a Mockingbird" has become the masterpiece of author Harper Lee for decades. But in a short time, Harper Lee will publish another novel entitled "Go Set a Watchman". Publisher Harper announced on Tuesday, February 3 that 304-page "Go Set a Watchman" book would be released on July 14. The novel was completed by Lee in the 1950s.

The novel was actually written before "To Kill a Mockingbird", which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. Although "Go Set a Watchman" was written first, the story of the novel is a continuation of Lee's previous novel, and it has overlapping themes and characters.

The author said, "I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told. I hadn't realized it (the original book) had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it. After much thought and hesitation, I shared it with a handful of people I trust and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication. I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years."

Lee's first novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" published in 1960, and has sold around 40 million copies all over the world. The novel also has been translated into more than 40 languages and adapted into a film in 1962. "To Kill a Mockingbird" film was added to the National Film Registry in 1995. %cGregory Peck% starred in this film as Atticus Finch. American Film Institute listed Peck's Atticus Finch as the greatest movie hero of the 20th century in 2003.

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