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01/05/1961 Harper Lee author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' receives Pulitzer prize


Harper Lee's Only Recorded Interview About 'To Kill A Mockingbird' [AUDIO]


Video Sparknotes: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird Summary

To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee. 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 Lee's observations of her family, her neighbors and an event that occurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.
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    • Biographical background and publication 

    • Plot summary 

    • Autobiographical elements 

    • Style 

    • Genres 

    • Southern life and racial injustice 

    • Class 

    • Courage and compassion 

    • Gender roles 

    • Laws, written and unwritten 

    • Loss of innocence 

    • Reception 

    • Atticus Finch and the legal profession 

    • Social commentary and challenges 

    • ''Go Set a Watchman'' 

    • 1962 film 

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