Harper Lee is one of the most outstanding figures of modern American literature. Harper Lee, aka Nelle Harper Lee, was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama, United States. Harper Lee is known for her first novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, which won the Pulitzer Prize from the Columbia University. Lee, daughter of a lawyer and a mother suffering from nervous system disorders, spent a considerable part of her life in the city where she was born.
Lee studied at the Huntingdon College in Montgomery and later at Alabama University in Tuscaloosa. In 1949, she was engaged in a series of works outside literature in New York until 1956. Starting in 1956, she devoted full-time to writing, and in 1960 Lee published the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee, who later began writing in The New Yorker, helped Truman Capote write his novel “Cold Blood”. Lee (89), published her second novel, Go Set a Watchman, in 2015, died in Monroeville in 2016.
Her favorite authors were William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Jane Austen, and Thomas Macaulay.
Harper Lee has only two novels: To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) and Go Set a Watchman (2015).
Harper Lee is a novelist who stamps on world literature as much as American literature. The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, has been translated into over 40 languages from all over the world and has sold more than 40 million copies. The novel is often ranked first in most of the list for the best books of all time. At the same time, the novel was adapted to Oscar-winning film, which was starred by Gregory Peck in 1962 and named after the novel.
Harper Lee has never concealed her amazement in the success she has achieved with To Kill a Mockingbird. It is a fiction novel that deals with racism from the eyes of a little child living in a small town.
The second and last novel, Go Set a Watchman (2015), is a fiction novel that tells the story of grown-up version of Scout who is the main character in To Kill a Mockingbird.
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