Title Profile & Character Information

To Kill a Mockingbird

Annotation
""Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."" "A lawyers advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novels - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of tbe 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence, and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina and quiet heroism of one man's struggle for justice - but the weight of history will only tolerate so much." "Harper Collins is proud to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the book's publication with this special hardcover edition."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
1961  Pulitzer Prize

Characters
NameFinch, Atticus
GenderMale
OccupationLawyer
TraitSingle father

NameFinch, Jean Louise "Scout"
GenderFemale

NameRadley, Boo
GenderMale
TraitsRecluse
African American

GenreSouthern fiction
Legal
Historical
Suspense
Classic
Coming of age
Book tie-in
    --Movie
Fiction
TopicsSmall town life
Racism
Racial conflict
Rape trials
False accusations
SettingMaycomb, Alabama
Small town