- Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the classics of American literature.
Never out of print, the novel has sold over 40 million copies since it was first published in 1960.
- Anne Maxwell
- The Conversation
It has been a staple of high school syllabuses, including in Australia, for several decades, and is often deemed the archetypal race and coming-of-age novel.
The story is set in the sleepy Alabama town of Maycomb in 1936 – 40 years after the Supreme Court’s notorious declaration of the races as being “separate but equal”, and 28 years before the enactment of the Civil Rights Act.
Our narrator is…