Harper Lee Essay

896 WordsNov 27, 20134 Pages
Williams 1 Harper Lee: Times and Life Research Paper Harper Lee’s Life Story Have you ever wondered who wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird” or who is the author that wrote it? Well I’m here telling you who that author is. The author who made the book is named Nelle Harper Lee but she is just called Harper Lee on the book. This paper is on Harper Lee’s life and times during the 1900’s. She is known from her best-selling book, “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Even though the book may have some harsh descriptions about the time during which…show more content…
She basically protected him because he would be teased at school from other boys. Years later when Harper Lee was in high school, she grew an interest in English literature. She then graduated college and went to an all-female college, Huntingdon College in Montgomery. Harper Lee didn’t follow the other girls and stuck to her studies and writing. She eventually went into studying law but realized that writing was her calling. She then went to Oxford University as an exchange student to study writing and came back the following year to law but dropped out of it in the first semester and went to New York City. While there, she was reunited with Truman Capote and befriended Michael Martin Brown and his wife. The Browns gave Harper Lee and amazing Christmas gift of supporting her for her writings and getting her an agent to get started. He got the publishing firm interested in her first novel first called “Go Set a Watchman”, and then the title changed to “Atticus” and then finally “To Kill a Mockingbird”. She then finished her manuscript in 1959. “To Kill a Mockingbird” won many awards including the Pulitzer Award. After her success in “To Kill a Mockingbird”, she was working on a second novel but it was never published. She then helped Truman Capote on his novel “In Cold Blood” and when finished, a rift formed between Harper Lee and Truman Capote. Harper Lee was hurt by his betrayal but remained his friend until he

More about Harper Lee Essay

Open Document