To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Table of Contents

Background – Book and Author 3

See also: Go Set a Watchman 3

Plot summary 4

Character profiles 6

Themes and Symbols 9

Themes 9

Symbols 9

Background – Book and Author

Harper Lee began writing To Kill a Mockingbird in the mid-1950s, after moving to New York to become a writer. She completed the novel in 1957 and published it, with revisions, in 1960, just before the peak of the American civil rights movement.

In 1993, Lee penned a brief foreword to her book. In it she asks that future edit...

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