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Go Set a Watchman Lesson Plan

Introduction to Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman is the second and final novel published by Harper Lee. Published in July 2015, it was one of the most anticipated and controversial novels in decades, initially touted as a newly-discovered sequel to Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. After Mockingbird's publication in 1960, Lee swore on multiple occasions that she would never publish another novel. HarperCollins' announcement in February 2015 about the forthcoming release of Go Set a Watchman was therefore a shock to many, and some expressed suspicions about Lee's involvement in the decision to publish the text. The author was famously private but rumored to be in poor health, and friends of the family were quoted as saying...

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