|Title: To Kill a Mocking Bird
Author: Harper Lee
Date: 10 July, 2011 2:00 pm
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A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends a black man charged with attacking a white
girl. This book explores the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep
South. It creates one of the heroes of literature, whose lone struggle for justice pricks the
conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy.
Born Nelle Harper Lee on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama. Lee Harper is best
known for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)—
her one and only novel. 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. For most of Lee’s life, her mother suffered from mental illness,
rarely leaving the house. It is believed that she may have had bipolar disorder.