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To Kill A Mockingbird is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel and the only published work by Harper Lee. This book is a Spark Notes companion to the official book, giving readers the summary and an analysis of the original work. It does not contain the text of the original novel.

Summary of the Book

Set against the backdrop of a peaceful southern town in Alabama, this is a classic novel of childhood and the crisis of conscience. Scout Finch is a six year old girl who lives with her older brother Jem and their widowed father, Atticus, in Maycomb, Alabama. Jem and Scout meet a young boy named Dill who comes to Maycomb to live with his aunt each summer. The three children become fast friends. Atticus is called to serve as the defending attorney in a case against a black man who allegedly raped a young white woman. The events of the trial, and the children’s experiences during them form the rest of the novel which has since become a classic American novel known for its style and literary significance.

About Harper Lee

Nelle Harper Lee is an American novelist. A close friend of Truman Capote, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature for this book. She also won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1961.

This Article is Posted on 23 Apr 2015 in Entertainment Section and Books