To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the great American classic novels. Taught in schools throughout the nation, it offers up a tale told by young Scout Finch, who—even as a young child—must deal with an array of social and racial issues that is still relevant today. Scout depends on the love and guidance of her father, Atticus Finch, and the protection of her older brother Jem along with conventional and unconventional friendships as she learns lessons about life, truth, and self-preservation in the Deep South of the 1930s.
Scout Finch and her brother Jem come of age through the experience of dealing with the turmoil that surrounds their family when their attorney father Atticus is appointed to represent a young black man accused of raping a poor white woman in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. Along the way, they experience friendships that defy color and social stigma; they learn the importance of the truth and face the reality that many people will trade character and integrity for comfort.
To Kill a Mockingbird’s author, Harper Lee, is said to have based the book on her own young life in Monroeville, AL, and to have modeled Atticus Finch on her father, Amasa Lee. She won a Pulitzer Prize for the novel in 1997, and it has remained her only published work. Recently, Lee published a book that she wrote before Mockingbird, and it was published in July of 2015. Go Set a Watchman is not the sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird but is the parent book on which Mockingbird was based.
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Hardcover Paperback, Large Print Paperback ISBN 0061743526 EAN 9780061743528 Target Group Publisher HarperCollins Publish Date May 11, 2010 Copyright Date Jan 1, 2010 Binding Hardcover 0061980269 9780061980268 HarperLuxe May 1, 2010 Jan 1, 1970 Paperback 978-006-093546-7 HarperCollins Jan 1, 1970 Jan 1, 1970 Paperback