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1 A Biography of harper lee

2 Early childhood Nelle Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama
the youngest of four children of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Her father, a former newspaper editor and proprietor, was a lawyer who served in the Alabama State Legislature from 1926 to 1938 Lee was a tomboy and a precocious reader, and was best friends with her schoolmate and neighbor, the young Truman Capote.

3 Early Adulthood In 1944, Lee graduated from Monroe County High School in Monroeville, and enrolled at the all- female Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL for one year. pursued a law degree at the University of Alabama from 1945 to 1949 wrote for several student publications and spent a year as editor of the campus humor magazine, Rammer Jammer

4 spent a year as an exchange student in Oxford University, Wellington Square
Six months before finishing her studies, she went to New York to pursue a literary career. During the 1950s, she worked as an airline reservation clerk with Eastern Air Lines and British Overseas Airways. In 1959 Lee accompanied Truman Capote to Holcombe, Kansas, as a research assistant for Capote's classic 'non-fiction' novel In Cold Blood

5 Adulthood In July 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird was published and picked up by the Book-of-the-Month Club and the Literary Guild. A condensed version of the story appeared in Reader’s Digest magazine. The following year, To Kill a Mockingbird won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize and several other literary awards

6 She spent some of her time on a nonfiction book project about an Alabama serial killer, which had the working title The Reverend. But the work was never published. Lee continues to live a quiet, private life in New York City and Monroeville. Active in her church and community, she usually avoids anything to do with her still popular novel.






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