Harper Lee

Harper Lee

Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926. Harper Lee grew up in the small southwestern Alabama town of Monroeville. Her father, a former newspaper editor and proprietor, was a lawyer who also served on the state legislature... lees meer

Harper Lee

Harper Lee

Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926. Harper Lee grew up in the small southwestern Alabama town of Monroeville. Her father, a former newspaper editor and proprietor, was a lawyer who also served on the state legislature (1926-38). As a child, Lee was a tomboy and a precocious reader, and she enjoyed the friendship of her schoolmate and neighbor, the young Truman Capote, who provided the basis of the character of Dill in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird.Lee was only five years old in when, in April 1931 in the small Alabama town of Scottsboro, the first trials began with regard to the purported rapes of two white women by nine young black men. The defendants, who were nearly lynched before being brought to court, were not provided with the services of a lawyer until the first day of trial. Despite medical testimony that the women had not been raped, the all-white jury found the men guilty of the crime and sentenced all but the youngest, a twelve-year-old boy, to death. Six years of subsequent trials saw most of these convictions repealed and all but one of the men freed or paroled. The Scottsboro case left a deep impression on the young Lee, who would use it later as the rough basis for the events in To Kill a Mockingbird.Lee studied first at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama (1944-45), and then pursued a law degree at the University of Alabama (1945-49), spending one year abroad at Oxford University, England. She worked as a reservation clerk for Eastern Airlines in New York City until the late 1950s, when she resolved to devote herself to writing. Lee lived a frugal lifestyle, traveling between her cold-water-only apartment in New York to her family home in Alabama to care for her ailing father. In addition, she worked in Holcombe, Kansas, as a research assistant for Truman Capote's novel In Cold Blood in 1959. Ever since the first days of their childhood friendship, Capote and Lee remained close friends.Lee published her first and only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, in 1960 after a two-year period of revising and rewriting under the guidance of her editor, Tay Hohoff, of the J. B. Lippincott Company. To Kill a Mockingbird won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize despite mixed critical reviews. The novel was highly popular, selling more than fifteen million copies. Though in composing the novel she delved into her own experiences as a child in Monroeville, Lee intended that the book impart the sense of any small town in the Deep South, as well as the universal characteristics of human beings. The book was made into a successful movie in 1962, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus.President Johnson named Lee to the National Council of Arts in June 1966, and since then she has received numerous honorary doctorates. She continues to live in New York and Monroeville but prefers a relatively private existence, granting few interviews and giving few speeches. She has published only a few short essays since her debut: "Love--In Other Words" in Vogue, 1961; "Christmas to Me" in McCall's, 1961; and "When Children Discover America" in McCall's, 1965.



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  • Winnaar van de Pulitzer Prize 1961
    • Engelstalig
    • Paperback
    • 1960

    Featuring a new introduction by the author, this specially packaged, popularly priced hardcover edition of an American classic… Meer

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  • 50th Anniversary Edition
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    • Paperback
    • 2010

    New, 50th anniversary paperback edition of the classic anti-racist novel from 1960. With a brand new jacket image, it will bring… Meer

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    • Nederlandstalig
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    • 2015

    Spaar de spotvogel is een echte klassieker. Het is geschreven en uitgegeven in 1960. Het verhaal van Spaar de Spotvogel speelt… Meer

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  • 50th Anniversary Edition
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    • Paperback
    • 2015

    Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South -- and the heroism of one man in the face… Meer

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    • Nederlandstalig
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    • 2016

    'Spaar de spotvogel' is een ontroerende en hartverscheurende roman over onrecht in het diepe zuiden van de Verenigde Staten. Het… Meer

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  • 50th Anniversary Edition
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    • Ebook
    • 2014

    ___________________________________'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a… Meer

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    • Nederlandstalig
    • 2019

    dwarsligger 578 Harper Lee Spaar de spotvogel (To Kill a Mockingbird)In deze Amerikaanse klassieker, die zich afspeelt in het… Meer

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  • To Kill A Mockingbird
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    • Hardcover
    • 2010

    Spaar de spotvogel is een ontroerende en hartverscheurende roman over onrecht in het diepe zuiden van de Verenigde Staten. Het… Meer

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  • 50th Anniversary Edition
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    • Hardcover
    • 2015

    ''Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.'' A lawyer's advice to his… Meer

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  • het vervolg op Spaar de spotvogel
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    • 2015

    De 26-jarige Jean Louise Finch – ‘Scout’ – vertrekt vanuit New York om haar vader Atticus in Maycomb, Alabama te bezoeken. Tegen… Meer

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  • 50th Anniversary Edition
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    • Paperback
    • 2005

    One of the best-loved stories of all time, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD has earned many distinctions since its original publication in… Meer

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    • Engelstalig
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    • 2016

    A highly anticipated release of a newly discovered early work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird… Meer

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  • Enhanced Edition
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    • 2014

    Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South -- and the heroism of one man in the face… Meer

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  • Harper Lee
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    • Paperback
    • 1989

    'Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.' Lawyer Atticus Finch gives… Meer

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    SPAAR DE SPOTVOGELS is het onvergetelijke verhaal over de humane en onconventionele advocaat Atticus Finch en zijn twee jonge… Meer

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    Spaar de spotvogels is een boek van Harper Lee… Meer

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    • Engelstalig
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    • 2008

    In "Timaeus," Plato describes the creation of the universe and of man, and in "Critias," he presents an account of the rise and fall of Atlantis… Meer

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  • 50th Anniversary Edition
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    • Binding Unknown
    • 2015

    The bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant… Meer

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    • Nederlandstalig
    • Hardcover
    • 2015

    Spaar de spotvogel is een ontroerende en hartverscheurende roman over onrecht in het diepe zuiden van de Verenigde Staten. Het… Meer

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird / Go Set a Watchman
    • Engelstalig
    • Hardcover
    • 2015

    Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird has been beloved by millions for over fifty years, and now following the release of her second… Meer

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  • Lee Harper
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    • Paperback
    • 2004

    New cover treatment for Harper Lee's exceptional tale of racial prejudice in the Deep South'Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if… Meer

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    Ebook 6,99

    • Engelstalig
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    • 2008

    'The god wanted everything to be good, marred by as little imperfection as possible.' Timaeus, one of Plato's acknowledged… Meer

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  • 50th Anniversary Edition
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    • Paperback
    • 2006

    Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American ReadHarper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and… Meer

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  • 50th Anniversary Edition
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    • Hardcover
    • 1966

    Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South -- and the heroism of one man in the face… Meer

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