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US classic To Kill a Mockingbird to appear as e-book

Published on Apr 29, 2014 5:49 AM
Book Cover : To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. -- FILE PHOTO: WARNER BOOKS INC

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pulitzer Prize-winning US classic To Kill a Mockingbird will appear as an e-book for the first time this summer, publishing house HarperCollins said on Monday.

Along with digital audio, it will be released on July 8, almost 54 years to the day after Harper Lee's renowned novel first appeared in print on July 11, 1960.

Lee, who turned 88 Monday, said she was "amazed and humbled that Mockingbird has survived this long". "I'm still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries," added the reclusive writer who lives in her native Alabama.

"This is Mockingbird for a new generation." The electronic version will be available as a straight text e-book and as one that is enhanced with extra exclusive content, according to a HarperCollins statement.

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