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"To ... Mockingbird"
「アラバマ物語」(主人公が人種差別 (racism) や不平等 (injustice) などの経験を通して成長していく物語)
coming-of-age story
(主人公の)成長物語
overpower
勝る、圧倒する
wizard
魔法使い
vote
投票(で決める)(後出 cast (→cast) a vote は投票する)
late ~
故~
PBS
米公共放送サービス
survey
調査
finisher
(ここでは)入賞作品
"Pride and Prejudice"
「高慢と偏見」
"The Lord of the Rings"
「指輪物語」
Pulitzer Prize-winning
ピュリツァー賞を受賞した
~ copy
~部
fixture
定番
soul-crushing
心が押しつぶされるような
scriptwriter
脚本家
This combination photo shows Harper Lee, left, and her novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird." (AP, left, and Harper via AP)

'Mockingbird' chosen as America's best-loved novel   

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "To Kill a Mockingbird," a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overpowered wizards and time travelers to be voted America's best-loved novel by readers nationwide.

The 1960 book by the late Harper Lee ranked No. 1 in PBS' "The Great American Read" survey, the results of which were announced on Oct. 23 on the show's finale. More than 4 million votes were cast in the six-month-long contest that put 100 titles to the test. Books that were published as a series counted as a single entry.

The other top-five finishers in order of votes were Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series; J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter"; Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"; and J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings."

Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has sold more than 40 million copies and remains a fixture on school reading lists.

"There is soul-crushing injustice in this book that still exists," said Aaron Sorkin, a scriptwriter for a Broadway version of the novel.

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