Monroeville: The Search for Harper Lee's Maycomb (Images of America: Alabama)


For 39 years, humans from world wide and all walks of lifestyles have come to the small city of Monroeville, Alabama, looking for a spot referred to as Maycomb. they arrive looking for a narrative that experience moved thousands of individuals with its enduring message, and looking for the area of the storyteller. Monroeville: the quest for Harper Lee's Maycomb explores the connection among Harper Lee's native land and the surroundings of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Born in accordance with the curiosities of tourists to the Monroe County historical past Museums, this booklet explores the parallels among the tow worlds via classic photos and informative captions. incorporated are photos of the Lee family members and the writer in her early years; the points of interest of Monroeville that surely encouraged the environment of Maycomb; the solid of the Oscar-winning movie version that premiered in 1963; and the Mockingbird gamers, a gaggle of Monroeville citizens who, every year in could, current an actual creation of the two-act play tailored via Christopher Sergel. one of the viewers to Monroeville are academics and attorneys creating a pilgrimage to Atticus' court, students looking for unanswered questions, and enthusiasts of the radical attempting to catch a glimpse of Scout's global. The Monroe County historical past Museums, below the path of Kathy McCoy, made this attainable in 1991 with the outlet of the previous Courthouse Museum in town sq.. viewers now depart Monroeville feeling as though they walked the streets of Maycomb on a scorching summer season day, enchanted via the imagined presence of Sout, Jem, and Dill exploring their local in an period of tumultuous swap.

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