The first chapter of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman begins with a grown up Scout returning by train to Maycomb, Alabama, where she is greeted by a young man who wants to marry her.
Go Set a Watchman is the most unexpected second novel in memory, is coming out July 14. It takes place in the 1950s, 20 years after the setting for To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
The chapter ran in Friday's editions of The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian as anticipation grows for Lee's first book since To Kill a Mockingbird. U.S. publisher HarperCollins has said that pre-orders for Go Set a Watchman are the highest in company history and bookstores worldwide are planning events to celebrate the book's release.