Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

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Infobase Publishing, 2010 - 109 pages
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Edited and introduced by Yale University professor and distinguished literary critic Harold Bloom, Bloom's Guides are comprehensive study guides for both students and adults. Emphasizing summary and analysis, these volumes are designed to provide the necessary materials with which readers can gain a better understanding of the most widely read works in Western literature. Essential for any student of literature looking to enhance his or her reading experience, Bloom's Guides are highly useful for test preparation, independent scholarship, or book group discussions.

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a book full of mystery and friendship. This book shows a lot of mystery by always leaving a question or something to think about. There was a part where Jem wandered into Boo's yard not knowing what would happen that left myself wondering. This book also shows a lot of friendship. Especially in the part where Scout got hurt and Boo came to the rescue and fought for Scouts life and brought her to safety. This showed that Boo wanted to be friends, and he cared for everyone. To Kill a Mockingbird was a book that had mystery's to think about and friendships to learn from.
- Jonathan from the Chatterbooks on Novel Island

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Biographical Sketch
The Story Behind the Story
List of Characters
Summary and Analysis
Critical Views
Works by Harper Lee
Annotated Bibliography

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Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended Huntington College and studied law at the University of Alabama. She has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Pulitzer Prize, and many other accolades.

The Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University, Harold Bloom (b. 1930) has been hailed as one of our greatest living literary critics (Los Angeles Times).

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