Editions of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill A Mockingbird : 50th Anniversary Edition
Writer Harper Lee was born in in Alabama. In , she finished the manuscript for her Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller To Kill a Mockingbird. Soon after, she helped fellow writer and friend Truman Capote compose an article for The New Yorker which would evolve into his nonfiction masterpiece, In Cold Blood. Lee was born on April 28, , in Monroeville, Alabama. 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.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in
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To spend an hour in Monroeville, Alabama, is to know why Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird , ranks as one of the crankiest writers on the planet. Strongly inclined to put aside the hype and hoopla and let literature speak for itself, Lee, the best-known native of the town pop. The gift shop is in the venerable courthouse where as a child Lee watched her father practice law, and which she later rendered so vividly in her book. The courthouse has long since been turned into a Mockingbird museum, to the delight of a constant stream of camera-toting tourists, foreign and domestic. I sympathize with Lee, who has steadfastly refused to take part in the merchandising of her most famous accomplishment. This could be an especially maddening season for the year-old author, given that marks the 50th year since To Kill a Mockingbird was published, and we all know how the media love anniversaries. Witness this very article, for example, though believe me no novelists were annoyed during its production.