By the numbers: 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Harper Lee Dies at 89

On Friday morning, the world learned of the passing of Harper Lee, the beloved author of one of the most influential books in American history, To Kill a Mockingbird.

One of two books that Lee had published (the other, Go Set a Watchman, hit stores last July), To Kill a Mockingbird both broke readers' hearts and filled them, all while making record-breaking history in so many regards.

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In honor of Lee's life and revolutionary (a word that doesn't even do her work justice) novel, we've laid out a by the numbers guide for you with all the stats you need to know about Mockingbird's success.

As Lee wrote herself amongst the pages of her famed novel:

Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts.


Remove all of the praise and critical claim that devours Mockingbird and you're left with the numbers below--numbers that speak for themselves.

Thank you, Ms. Lee. You will be sorely missed.

750K-1M:

Estimated number of copies of To Kill a Mockingbird sold each year

40M:

Estimated number of copies of To Kill a Mockingbird that have been sold to date

2-4K:

Number of copies that To Kill a Mockingbird was originally estimated to sell in total

1964:

Year that Harper Lee stopped giving press interviews

1962:

Year that the To Kill a Mockingbird movie was released, starring Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall

1961:

Year that Harper Lee won a Pulitzer Prize for To Kill a Mockingbird

1960:

Year that To Kill a Mockingbird was published

89:

Harper Lee's age when she passed away

40:

Number of languages that To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated to today

10:

Number of languages that To Kill a Mockingbird was translated to during its first year

3:

Number of Academy Awards that the To Kill a Mockingbird movie won

3:

Number of Golden Globes that the To Kill a Mockingbird movie won

2.5:

Number of years that it took Harper Lee to write To Kill a Mockingbird


And just for kicks:

1:

To Kill a Mockingbird's ranking by an organization of British librarians on a list of books that everyone should read before they die

2:

The ranking of The Bible on that same list

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By the numbers: 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
circa 1960: American author Harper Lee smiling. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Author of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, in local courthouse while visiting her home town. (Photo by Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Author of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, while visiting her home town. (Photo by Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
In an August 31, 2001, file image at the Stage Coach Cafe in Stockton, Ala., the author Harper Lee, who wrote 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' A recently-discovered sequel, 'Go Set a Watchman,' is due to be published in July 2015. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Writer Harper Lee attends the reception prior to the Library Foundation of Los Angeles 2005 Awards Dinner honoring Harper Lee at the Richard J. Riordan Central Library on May 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Writer Harper Lee (R) receives her award at the Library Foundation of Los Angeles 2005 Awards Dinner honoring Harper Lee at the City National Plaza on May 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
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Author Harper Lee (center) signs an original edition of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (Photo by Lee Celano/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MARCH 13: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Playwright Horton Foote and writer Harper Lee listen to actor Dame Edna read a poem as Foote is honored by the Signature Theatre Company on the eve of his 90th birthday at the Ritz Carlton March 13, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 05: U.S. President George W. Bush (L) hangs a Presidential Medal of Freedom on the neck of Harper Lee (C), Pulitzer Prize winner and the author of 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' during a presentation ceremony for the medal's 2007 recipients in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2007 in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom is given to those who have made remarkable contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, culture, or other private or public endeavors. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 05: U.S. President George W. Bush (R) takes Pulitzer Prize winner and 'To Kill A Mockingbird' author Harper Lee by the arm before presenting her with the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2007 in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom is given to those who have made remarkable contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, culture, or other private or public endeavors. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 05: Pulitzer Prize winner and 'To Kill A Mockingbird' author Harper Lee smiles before receiving the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2007 in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom is given to those who have made remarkable contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, culture, or other private or public endeavors. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Copies of Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' are on display as part of a global release at a bookstore in Seoul on July 14, 2015. Copies of Lee's eagerly awaited, but controversial second novel flew off the shelves more than half a century after the groundbreaking success of 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
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