Harper Lee - Author

About the Author

Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama, a village that is still her home. She attended local schools and the University of Alabama. Before she started writing she lived in New York, where she worked in the reservations department of an international airline. She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, two honorary degrees and various other literary awards. Her chief interests apart from writing are nineteenth-century literature and eighteenth-century music, watching politicians and cats, travelling and being alone. She died in February 2016.

 

 

Featured books by Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman

Author: Harper Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2016

From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch - 'Scout' - returns home from New York City to visit her ageing father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past - a journey that can be guided only by one's own conscience. Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humour and effortless precision - a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context and new meaning to a classic.

Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman

Author: Harper Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father's attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.

Go Set A Watchman

Go Set A Watchman

Author: Harper Lee Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2015

Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father's attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.

Other books by Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman

Author: Harper Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father's attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.

Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman

Author: Harper Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2016

From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch - 'Scout' - returns home from New York City to visit her ageing father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past - a journey that can be guided only by one's own conscience. Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humour and effortless precision - a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context and new meaning to a classic.

Du-te si pune un strajer

Du-te si pune un strajer

Author: Harper Lee Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2015

La doua decenii dupa evenimentele din ...Sa ucizi o pasare cantatoare, Jean Louise Finch - mai cunoscuta dupa porecla ei, Scout - se intoarce in Maycomb, Alabama, sa-si viziteze tatal, pe Atticus, acum atins de batranete si de boala. Pe fondul luptei pentru drepturile si libertatile civile care zguduie Sudul Statelor Unite, Jean Louise descopera adevaruri tulburatoare despre familia sa, despre orasul in care a copilarit si despre oamenii care ii sunt dragi. Amintirile revin in valuri, iar valorile si opiniile ei sunt serios zdruncinate. Cartea-eveniment a anului 2015, Du-te si pune un strajer readuce in scena multe dintre personajele romanului ...Sa ucizi o pasare cantatoare, surprinzand in chip magistral zbuciumul unei tinere si al unei lumi care trebuie sa depaseasca iluziile trecutului.

Harper Lee Collection E-book Bundle

Harper Lee Collection E-book Bundle

Author: Harper Lee Format: eBook Release Date: 04/08/2015

Ve y pon un centinela

Ve y pon un centinela

Author: Harper Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2015

Harper Lee trae una nueva novela emblematica ambientada dos decadas despues de la historia de la obra maestra ganadora del Pulitzer, Matar a un ruisenorMaycomb, Alabama. A sus veintiseis anos, Jean Louise Finch - Scout - vuelve a casa desde la ciudad de Nueva York para visitar su anciano padre, Atticus. En el contexto de las tensiones por los derechos civiles y de los disturbios politicos que estaban transformando el Sur, el regreso de Jean Louise a casa se torna agridulce cuando descubre verdades perturbadoras acerca de su querida y unida familia, de la ciudad y de las personas que mas quiere. Los recuerdos de infancia la invaden y ve cuestionados sus valores y fundamentos. Con muchos de los personajes mas sobresalientes de Matar a un ruisenor, Ve y pon un centinela capta a la perfeccion la situacion de una joven y un mundo inmersos en una transicion dolorosa para dejar atras las ilusiones del pasado, un viaje que unicamente puede ser guiado por la propia conciencia.Escrito a mediados de los anos cincuenta, Ve y pon un centinela nos ayuda a entender y apreciar mejor a Harper Lee. Esta es una inolvidable novela de sabiduria, humanidad, pasion, humor y espontanea precision, una obra de arte hondamente emotiva que evoca de una forma maravillosa otra epoca sin perder su plena relevancia para nuestros tiempos.No solo confirma la inmarchitable genialidad de Matar a un ruisenor, sino que representa ademas un complemento esencial que anade profundidad, contexto y nuevo significado al clasico estadounidense.

Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman

Author: Harper Lee Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2015

Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father's attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood. An instant classic.

Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman

Author: Harper Lee Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 29/06/2015

Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father's attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood. An instant classic.

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird' Meet Scout, the narrator of this book. Her story is one of Deep South summers, fights at school and playing in the street. The spooky house of her mysterious neighbour, Boo Radley, sags dark and forbidding nearby. Her brother, Jem, and her friend, Dill, want to make Boo come outside. Her story is about justice. When Scout's father, a lawyer, agrees to defend a black man against an accusation by a white girl, he must battle the prejudice of the whole town. It's about imagination - not just the kind you need for childhood games. Because you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee Format: eBook Release Date: 04/11/2014

One of the definitive novels of the twentieth century, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This enhanced edition includes an excerpt from the audio read by Sissy Spacek as well as footage from the documentary, Hey Boo, including contributions from Oprah Winfrey, Wally Lamb and Richard Russo among others.'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.'A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much.To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story, an anti-racist novel, a historical drama of the Great Depression and a sublime example of the Southern writing tradition.

To Kill A Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Edition

To Kill A Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Harper Lee Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 24/06/2010

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much. To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story, an anti-racist novel, a historical drama of the Great Depression and a sublime example of the Southern writing tradition. Out now as an unabridged audiobook, narrated by Sissy Spacek.

To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/1989

'Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.' Lawyer Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much... A benchmark of classic American literature, To Kill A Mockingbird approaches the highly sensitive topic of racism in 1930s America with humour, warmth and compassion, making it widely recognised as one of the best books of the twentieth century and in American literature.

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/1966

One of a series of fiction titles for schools. Scout, the keen-eyed narrator, and her brother Jem interrupt their games to champion their lawyer father when, in a hostile, racist town in the American South, he battles to defend Tom, who is black and accused of murder.

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