The story covers a span of three years, during which the main characters undergo significant changes. Scout Finch lives with her brother Jem and their father Atticus in the fictitious town of Maycomb, Alabama.
She attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery —45and then studied law at the University of Alabama — While attending college, she wrote for campus literary magazines: At both colleges, she wrote short stories and other works about racial injustice, a rarely mentioned topic on such campuses at the time.
Hoping to be published, Lee presented her writing in to a literary agent recommended by Capote. An editor at J. Lippincottwho bought the manuscript, advised her to quit the airline and concentrate on writing.
Donations from friends allowed her to write uninterrupted for a year. Hohoff was impressed, "[T]he spark of the true writer flashed in every line," she would later recount in a corporate history of Lippincott,  but as Hohoff saw it, the manuscript was by no means fit for publication.
It was, as she described it, "more a series of anecdotes than a fully conceived novel. The book was published on July 11, I was hoping for a quick and merciful death at the hands of the reviewers but, at the same time, I sort of hoped someone would like it enough to give me encouragement.
List of To Kill a Mockingbird characters The story takes place during three years —35 of the Great Depression in the fictional "tired old town" of Maycomb, Alabama, the seat of Maycomb County.
It focuses on six-year-old Jean Louise Finch nicknamed Scoutwho lives with her older brother, Jeremy nicknamed Jemand their widowed father, Atticus, a middle-aged lawyer. Jem and Scout befriend a boy named Dill, who visits Maycomb to stay with his aunt each summer.
The three children are terrified yet fascinated by their neighbor, the reclusive Arthur "Boo" Radley. The adults of Maycomb are hesitant to talk about Boo, and few of them have seen him for many years.
After two summers of friendship with Dill, Scout and Jem find that someone leaves them small gifts in a tree outside the Radley place.
Several times the mysterious Boo makes gestures of affection to the children, but, to their disappointment, he never appears in person.
Judge Taylor appoints Atticus to defend Tom Robinson, a black man who has been accused of raping a young white woman, Mayella Ewell.
Atticus faces a group of men intent on lynching Tom. No seat is available on the main floor, so by invitation of the Rev. Sykes, Jem, Scout, and Dill watch from the colored balcony. Atticus establishes that the accusers—Mayella and her father, Bob Ewell, the town drunk —are lying.
It also becomes clear that the friendless Mayella made sexual advances toward Tom, and that her father caught her and beat her. Finally, he attacks the defenseless Jem and Scout while they walk home on a dark night after the school Halloween pageant. The mysterious man carries Jem home, where Scout realizes that he is Boo Radley.To Kill a Mockingbird [Harper Lee] on attheheels.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
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Scout and Jem are portrayed brilliantly, considering the ages of the children who played them, and they, as with everything else /10(K). To Kill a Mockingbird is a American drama film directed by Robert Mulligan. The screenplay by Horton Foote is based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name.
It stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch and Mary Badham as Scout. Nov 20, · To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the small, rural town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the early s.
The character of Atticus Finch, Scout's father, was based on Lee's own father, a .