CliffsNotes on Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

At a Glance: To Kill A Mockingbird

Written by: Harper Lee

Type of Work: novel

Genre: bildungsroman; Civil Rights Movement

Main Characters: Scout; Atticus Finch; Jem; Tom Robinson

First Published: 1960 by J. B. Lippincott

Setting: 1930s; Maycomb, Alabama

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