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54 years ago today J. B. Lippincott published the first (of many many many) editions of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. We’re celebrating with a couple more editions: the e-book and digital audio (read by Sissy Spacek!).
Harper Lee has signed on for Scout, Boo Radley and Atticus Finch to enter the electronic age.
Filling one of the biggest gaps in the e-library, “To Kill a Mockingbird” will become available as an e-book and digital audiobook on July 8, HarperCollins Publishers announced Monday. Lee, in a rare public statement, cited a “new generation” of fans in agreeing to the downloadable editions of her Pulitzer Prize-winning classic.
"I’m still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries," Lee, who turned 88 on Monday, said through her publisher. "I am amazed and humbled that `Mockingbird’ has survived this long. This is `Mockingbird’ for a new generation."