Mother's Day GiftsGroceryClothing, Shoes & AccessoriesHomeOutdoor Living & GardenFurnitureKitchen & DiningElectronicsVideo GamesToysSports & OutdoorsMovies, Music & BooksBabyHousehold EssentialsBeautyUlta Beauty at TargetPersonal CareHealthPetsSchool & Office SuppliesArts, Crafts & SewingParty SuppliesLuggageGift IdeasGift CardsCharacter ShopBlack-Owned or Founded Brands at TargetTarget OpticalClearanceTop DealsTarget Circle OffersWeekly AdShop Order PickupShop Same Day DeliveryRegistryRedCardTarget CircleFind Stores

Sponsored

Go Set a Watchman (Hardcover) (Harper Lee) - image 1 of 1
Go Set a Watchman (Hardcover) (Harper Lee) - image 1 of 1
$17.80 when purchased online

About this item

Description



About the Book



A 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."



Book Synopsis



#1 New York Times Bestseller

"Go Set a Watchman is such an important book, perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades...
-- New York Times (Opinion Pages)

A landmark novel by Harper Lee, set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch--"Scout"--returns home to Maycomb, Alabama from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past--a journey that can only be guided by one's own conscience.

Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of the late Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precision--a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic.



From the Back Cover



"Go Set a Watchman is such an important book, perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades."--Clay Risen, New York Times

Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch--"Scout"--returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past--a journey that can only be guided by one's own conscience.

Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precision--a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic.

"Harper Lee's second novel sheds more light on our world than its predecessor did."--Time

"Provides valuable insight into the generous, complex mind of one of America's most important authors."--USA Today



Review Quotes



"In this powerful newly published story about the Finch family, Lee presents a wider window into the white Southern heart, and tells us it is finally time for us all to shatter the false gods of the past and be free."--NPR's Code Switch

"...the voice we came to know so well in To Kill a Mockingbird - funny, ornery, rulebreaking - is right here in Go Set a Watchman, too, as exasperating and captivating as ever."--Chicago Tribune

"Go Set a Watchman comes to us at exactly the right moment. All important works of art do. They come when we don't know how much we need them."--Chicago Tribune

"Go Set a Watchman is more complex than Harper Lee's original classic. A satisfying novel... it is, in most respects, a new work, and a pleasure, revelation and genuine literary event."--The Guardian

"Go Set a Watchman is such an important book, perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades...--New York Times Opinion Pages: Taking Note

"Go Set a Watchman offers a rich and complex story... To make the novel about pinning the right label on Atticus is to miss the point."--Bloomberg View

"Go Set a Watchman provides valuable insight into the generous, complex mind of one of America's most important authors."--USA Today

"Go Set a Watchman's gorgeous opening is better than we could have expected."--Vanity Fair

"Go Set a Watchman's greatest asset may be its role in sparking frank discussion about America's woeful track record when it comes to racial equality."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Watchman is compelling in its timeliness."--Washington Post

"[Go Set a Watchman is a] brilliant book that ruthlessly examines race relations--Denver Post

"[Go Set a Watchman is] filled with the evocative language, realistic dialogue and sense of place that partially explains what made Mockingbird so beloved."--Buffalo News

"[Go Set a Watchman] captures some of the same small-town Southern humor and preoccupation with America's great struggle: race."--Columbus Dispatch

"[Go Set a Watchman] contains the familiar pleasures of Ms. Lee's writing- the easy, drawling rhythms, the flashes of insouciant humor, the love of anecdote."--Wall Street Journal

"A coming-of-age novel in which Scout becomes her own woman...Go Set a Watchman's voice is beguiling and distinctive, and reminiscent of Mockingbird. (It) can't be dismissed as literary scraps from Lee's imagination. It has too much integrity for that."--The Independent

"A deftly written tale... there's something undeniably comforting and familiar about sinking into Lee's prose once again."--People

"A significant aspect of this novel is that it asks us to see Atticus now not merely as a hero, a god, but as a flesh-and-blood man with shortcomings and moral failing, enabling us to see ourselves for all our complexities and contradictions."--Washington Post

"As Faulkner said, the only good stories are the ones about the human heart in conflict with itself. And that's a pretty good summation of Go Set a Watchman."--Daily Beast

"Atticus' complexity makes Go Set a Watchman worth reading. With Mockingbird, Harper Lee made us question what we know and who we think we are. Go Set a Watchman continues in this noble literary tradition."--New York Post

"Don't let 'Go Set a Watchman' change the way you think about Atticus Finch...the hard truth is that a man such as Atticus, born barely a decade after Reconstruction to a family of Southern gentry, would have had a complicated and tortuous history with race."--Los Angeles Times

"Harper Lee's second novel sheds more light on our world than its predecessor did."--Time

"Lee's ability with description is evident... with long sentences beautifully rendered and evoking a world long lost to history, but welcoming all the same."--CNN.com

"One overarching theme that many critics have zeroed in on is that there is a lot to learn from the novel, as both a writer and a reader."--Vulture

"The success of Go Set a Watchman... lies both in its depiction of Jean Louise reckoning with her father's beliefs, and in the manner by which it integrates those beliefs into the Atticus we know."--Time

"What makes Go Set a Watchman memorable is its sophisticated and even prescient view of the long march for racial justice. Remarkably, a novel written that long ago has a lot to say about our current struggles with race and inequality."--Chicago Tribune
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.25 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Publisher: HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover
Author: Harper Lee
Language: English
Street Date: July 14, 2015
TCIN: 17098821
UPC: 9780062409850
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-0372
Origin: Made in the USA
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 6 inches length x 1 inches width x 9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: United States Minor Outlying Islands, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, Guam (see also separate entry under GU)

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 30 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
See the return policy for complete information.
loading...
4.8 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews
100% would recommend
3 recommendations

(no review title)

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Isaura - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love Harper Lee. This is the continuation of To Kill A Mockingbird. I really enjoyed both books.
1 guest found this review helpful. Did you?

Good Follow Up

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
purplegirl22 - 8 years ago
This is more about the book versus Target. I wish that this were never published. The original is a a gem of a book. The follow up never should have seen light of day.
Did you find this review helpful?

Great Book!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lisa - 8 years ago
Really enjoyed it and will probably re-read it at some point. Very interesting to see that this book is what To Kill A Mockingbird would have been if the editor had not made Harper Lee rewrite it.
2 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Get top deals, latest trends, and more.

Privacy policy

Footer

About Us

About TargetCareersNews & BlogTarget BrandsBullseye ShopSustainability & GovernancePress CenterAdvertise with UsInvestorsAffiliates & PartnersSuppliersTargetPlus

Help

Target HelpReturnsTrack OrdersRecallsContact UsFeedbackAccessibilitySecurity & FraudTeam Member Services

Stores

Find a StoreClinicPharmacyOpticalMore In-Store Services

Services

Target Circle™Target Circle™ CardTarget Circle 360™Target AppRegistrySame Day DeliveryOrder PickupDrive UpFree 2-Day ShippingShipping & DeliveryMore Services
PinterestFacebookInstagramXYoutubeTiktokTermsCA Supply ChainPrivacyCA Privacy RightsYour Privacy ChoicesInterest Based AdsHealth Privacy Policy