To Kill a Mocking Bird Essay

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To kill a mocking bird

Published: July 11, 1960
Author: Harper Lee
Original language: English
Genre: Fiction
Characters: Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, Mayella Violet Ewell, Maudie Atkinson, Jem Finch, Scout Finch
Adaptations: To kill a mockingbird, To Kill a Mockingbird, To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbours, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. * Like Harper, the tomboy Scout is the daughter of a respected small-town Alabama attorney. * Scout's friend Dill was inspired by Harpers's childhood friend and neighbour, Truman Capote.

Harper Lee
Born: April 28, 1926 (age 86), Monroeville
Books: To Kill a Mockingbird
Parents: Amasa Coleman Lee, Frances Cunningham Finch
Siblings: Alice Lee
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Quill Award for Audio book
Education: Monroe County High School (1944), University of Alabama, Huntingdon College, University of Oxford, University of Alabama School of Law Lee Harper is best known for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)—her one and only novel which deals with the issues of racism that were observed by the author as a child in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. The youngest of four children, she grew up as a tomboy in a small town. Her father was a lawyer, a member of the Alabama state legislature, and also owned part of the local newspaper. In high school, Lee developed an interest in English literature. After graduating in 1944, she went to…