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Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman cover revealed by HarperCollins

HarperCollins unveiled the jacket art for Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman, Wednesday. The Lee's first novel in 55 years goes on sale July 14.

HarperCollins has set a July 14 publication date for Lee's first novel in 55 years

Pulitzer Prize winner author Harper Lee will publish her first book in 55 years this July when HarperCollins releases Go Set a Watchmen, the unexpected follow-up to her classic To Kill a Mockingbird. The publisher unveiled the cover art today. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The cover for Harper Lee's new novel will surely remind you of the cover for her old one.

On Wednesday, HarperCollins unveiled the jacket art for Lee's Go Set a Watchman, the unexpected follow-up to her classic To Kill a Mockingbird

This composite shows how similar the cover of Harper Lee's new novel, Go Set a Watchmen, left, is to the cover of her classic To Kill a Mockingbird. HarperCollins unveiled the jacket art for the new book Wednesday. (Harper Collins/AP Photo)
The new cover, like the one for To Kill a Mockingbird, is a moody illustration featuring an oak tree in front. The art for Go Set a Watchman also shows train tracks and a train in the distance.

In a statement released by HarperCollins, company President Michael Morrison noted that Go Set a Watchman begins with Mockingbird protagonist Scout Finch returning by train 20 years later, in the 1950s, to her native Alabama.

HarperCollins has announced a first printing of 2 million copies and a July 14 publication date for the book.

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