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Harper Lee's 'Watchman' Is A Mess That Makes Us Reconsider A Masterpiece

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Harper Lee's friend Michael Brown took this picture of the author in October 1957, the same month she signed with publisher J.B. Lippincott. Michael Brown/Courtesy of Columbia University hide caption

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How Harper Lee Went From Wannabe Writer To The Jane Austen Of Alabama

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To Kill a Mockingbird was adapted into a film in 1962, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, Mary Badham as Scout and Phillip Alford as Jem. Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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