To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
From author Harper Lee comes the landmark novel and Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird, dealing with the highly sensitive topic of racism in 1930s America
Lawyer Atticus Finch defends a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s.
The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man’s struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much …