With the help of booksellers and librarians from around the world, we’ve created this collection of 200 iconic HarperCollins titles—beloved books that have inspired, informed, entertained, and endured.
Whether they are prizewinners, runaway bestsellers, groundbreaking nonfiction, or simply a favorite novel, these books have all had a singular influence on our literary culture.
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To Kill a Mockingbird
One of the most beloved classics of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions: it won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated into more than forty languages, has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, and was made into an Academy Award–winning motion picture.
Although she was born in Monroeville, Alabama (the real-life counterpart to Maycomb in To Kill A Mockingbird), at age 23, Harper Lee moved to New York City to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer—click here to listen to an audio excerpt from the HarperCollins NYC Author Audio Tour about how this helped her develop as a writer.