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Grisham - A Time to Kill Manuscript
Table of Contents
- University of Mississippi Libraries
- Grisham, John
- Grisham - A Time To Kill Manuscript
- circa 1988
- 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
- Language of Materials
- The collection contains a manuscript of the novel A Time To Kill by John Grisham.
Grisham - A Time to Kill Manuscript, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi
John Grisham was born on 8 February 1955 in Jonesboro, Ark., to a construction worker and a homemaker. Grisham majored in accounting at Mississippi State University, then graduated from law school at the University of Mississippi in 1981. He went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, Miss., specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. In 1983, he was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until 1990.
Grisham's first novel, A Time to Kill, was published by Wynwood Press in 1988. Grisham's second novel, 1991's The Firm, spent 47 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Subsequent successes with novels The Pelican Brief and The Client confirmed Grisham’s reputation as the master of the legal thriller.
Grisham’s success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell. This time around, it was a bestseller.
Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea. The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, Va.
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains a manuscript of the novel A Time To Kill by John Grisham.
University of Mississippi Libraries September 2012
The Grisham - A Time To Kill Manuscript is open for research.
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No further additions are expected to this collection.
Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid created by Kathryn Michaelis, September 2012.
Resources at the University of Mississippi
John Grisham Collection (3 boxes). Three small collections of promotional materials, magazine articles, and interviews of the Mississippi author of such novels as The Firm and A Time to Kill. Finding aid available in Special Collections.
Grisham - The Chamber Manuscript (MUM00209). Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library.
John Grisham Small Manuscripts (MUM00210). Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library.
Controlled Access Headings
- manuscripts for publication
- Authors, American -- 20th century
- Legal stories, American