English I First Period
December 3, 2009
Handschuh, Judith. “Harper Lee.” Teen Reads. 2003. Carol Fitzgerald. 2 December 2009. Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville Alabama. Lee was the youngest of four children born to Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Finch Lee. She studied law at Huntington College in 1944 to 1945, following in her father’s footsteps with her career choice. She then studied a year at Oxford University, followed by working as a reservation clerk with Eastern Air Lines and BOAC. Later she quit her position with the airline in order to concentrate on her writing.
After rewriting her novel to make her short novel series into one book, To Kill A Mockingbird was published in 1960. In 1961 she wrote two articles that were published in Vogue and McCall’s magazine, “Love- In Other Words” and “Christmas To Me”. In June 1966, President Johnson named two people to the National Council of Arts, one of them being Harper Lee.
Harper Lee has been one of the few famous authors that hasn’t had any talk shows or book signings. Harpers’s life seems like a secret to others. People believe her novel is an autobiography, and the only information she wants her readers to know about her. “Harper Lee”. Biography. 2008. A&E Television Networks. 3 Dec 2009. Born Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville Alabama. Lee is best known for her successful novel and Pulitzer Prize winner, To Kill A Mockingbird. She was known as a tomboy in her small town, and was the youngest of her three siblings. Her father was active in the community, but her mother stayed at home of a mental illness. Sharing many similarities and differences, Lee and Truman Capote were close childhood friends. After developing an interest in literature, Lee graduated high school and attended Huntingdon College. She was always studying or writing and never seemed social, which remained throughout her life. Lee later attended a...