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To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1) by Harper Lee

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.
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Book Summary: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Posted by Adam Strom on April 16, There are phrases you hear so often that they begin to lose their meaning. The words become part of a series, like "bite the dust" or "have a blast. The first time I read To Kill a Mockingbird was as a student in the 8th grade. Memories are tricky, but as I recall we never talked about the title, or much else, in the book.

This page novel was written by Harper Lee, and a publication done in by J. It won a prize, the Pulitzer Prize, shortly afterward and has now become one of the best references to classic modern American literature. She relates the plot to the events that took place in her hometown at the age of 10 in She demonstrates how people who are caught up in the jumble of ignorance and poverty turn to racism to mask their shame and low self-esteem. The following figures are some of the characters in the novel and are discussed as the main characters in this To Kill a Mockingbird book summary:.

Introduction

Scout Finch lives with her brother, Jem, and their widowed father, Atticus, in the sleepy Alabama town of Maycomb. Maycomb is suffering through the Great Depression, but Atticus is a prominent lawyer and the Finch family is reasonably well off in comparison to the rest of society. One summer, Jem and Scout befriend a boy named Dill, who has come to live in their neighborhood for the summer, and the trio acts out stories together. Eventually, Dill becomes fascinated with the spooky house on their street called the Radley Place. The house is owned by Mr.

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