A novel that explores the tragedy of racism in the 1930s and the dramatics of the ‘Great Depression’, Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is a tale that infuses humour and sorrow into a touching story that lives on eternally in the minds of the readers. Set in a town that has its roots in a history of prejudice, violence and hypocrisy, the story follows the lives of Scout and Jem Finch as they come of age and experience the discrimination that floods their society. They watch their father (a lawyer) struggle for the justice of a black man who is charged with the rape of a white girl.
About the Author
Born in Monroeville, Alabama in 1926, Harper Lee was a graduate of Huntingdon College and studied law at the University of Alabama. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her novel ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ among several other prestigious literary awards and honours. She passed away on 19th of February, 2016.