Is Go Set a Watchman Authentic?

Derek Fincham

South Texas College of Law Houston

November 8, 2016

47 Cumberland Law Review 101 (2016)

For many lawyers, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird represents an important goal to which law and its practitioners should strive. The novel describes the struggle to achieve justice for a black man in the face of deep-seated institutional racism. It stands as a beloved work of literature, widely read and deeply appreciated. Therefore, any work that Lee would have written after To Kill a Mockingbird would have sparked tremendous interest, given the beloved place her first novel holds. But many other questions have arisen since the release of Go Set a Watchman. This essay aims to address how the authenticity of the novel should be weighed by using the tools of art historians and the art market.

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Keywords: Authenticity, Literature, Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman

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Date posted: November 9, 2016  

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Fincham, Derek, Is Go Set a Watchman Authentic? (November 8, 2016). 47 Cumberland Law Review 101 (2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2866546

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