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These articles have not yet undergone the rigorous in-house editing or fact-checking and styling process to which most Britannica articles are customarily subjected. Interested in participating in the Publishing Partner Program? To Kill a Mockingbird, novel by Harper Leepublished in An enormously popular novel, it was translated into some 40 languages and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and it won a Pulitzer Prize in The novel won a Pulitzer Prize in and the next year was made into an Academy Award-winning film.
The story takes place in a small Alabama town in the s and is told predominately from the point of view of six-to-nine-year-old Jean Louise "Scout" Finch. She is the daughter of Atticus Fincha white lawyer hired to defend Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman.
Gregory Peck centre left in To Kill a Mockingbird He is a prominent lawyer who speaks to them as competent interlocutors and encourages them to be empathetic and philosophical, rather than swept away by the superstition bred of ignorance.
As the furor escalates, Tom is convicted and Bob Ewell, the Robinson plaintiff, tries to punish Atticus with an unimaginably brutal act. They have their own ideas about him and cannot resist the allure of trespassing on the Radley property.
Their speculations thrive on the dehumanization perpetuated by their elders; Atticus reprimands them, however, and tries to encourage a more sensitive attitude.
Boo then makes his presence felt indirectly through a series of benevolent acts, finally intervening in a dangerous situation to protect Jem and Scout.Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty.
Jun 25, · Two new books, "Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters" and "Atticus Finch: A Biography," look at the significance of Harper Lee's classic. A review. Mar 04, · Watch video · In , Harper Lee became the only author to win the Pulitzer Prize for her first and only novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird." Her experiences growing up as an outsider in Monroeville, Alabama with.
NEW YORK >> Harper Lee, the elusive novelist whose child’s-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” became standard reading for .
Because the character of Scout is somewhat autobiographical, readers gain their best access to Lee's childhood — or at least the flavor of her childhood — within the pages of To Kill a Mockingbird.
In , at the age of 18, Harper Lee enrolled in Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. Author Nelle Harper Lee, who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in for her book, "To Kill a Mockingbird," passed away in her sleep .