This series provides comprehensive reading and study guides for some of the world's most important literary masterpieces. Each title features: concise critical excerpts that provide a scholarly overview of each work; 'The Story Behind the Story', detailing the conditions under which the work was written; and, a biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list of characters, an extensive summary and analysis, and an annotated bibliography.
Published in 1960 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, To Kill a Mockingbird explores the often-tenuous connections that bind a family and a community together. The coming-of-age tale of its young narrator, Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, of Maycomb, Alabama, is interwoven with explorations of the issues of prejudice, innocence, compassion, and hypocrisy. This new collection of critical essays examines this classic work, complete with an annotated bibliography, an introductory essay from master scholar Harold Bloom, and an index for easy reference.