Harper Lee passed away last month, but
her Pulitzer Prize-winning story of justice and racial inequality lives
on, not only as a novel and its memorable cinematic rendition, but also
in Christopher Sergel’s theatrical adaptation.
Finding genuine but previously unknown or
long-lost manuscripts can be a publisher’s dream. Narratives by early
American writers — as diverse as pioneer midwives or former slaves — still create minor sensations and career-enhancing moments for scholars.
is about the importance of tolerance and understanding, something not
achieved in these circumstances but that seems possible eventually.
Those sparks of hope have made this a meaningful tale for a
half-century, and CSC has brought the story to life.