Dill is from Mississippi, but spends his summer in May comb at a house near the Finch's. Jem and Scout befriend a boy named Dill who visits Maycomb to stay with his aunt each summer. The adults of Maycomb are diffident to talk about Boo and, for many years, few have seen him. The children feed each other's mind's eye with rumors about his outward show and reasons for left behind hidden, and they picture about how to get him out of his house. Scout and Jem find that someone is leaving them small gifts in a tree outside the Radley place. Several times, the strange Boo makes gesture of care to the children, but, to their discontent, never appears in person. (8)
The Author of the novel is Harper Lee, published in 1960. It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American Literature. Next door to
Young Truman Capote on whom she based the book’s character Dill. The plot and Characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old.
Harper Lee worked with Capote on his bo...
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...s of Herbert Clutter, a successful farmer from Holcomb Kansas his wife, and two of their four children. When Capote learned of the quadruple murder, before the killers were captured, he decided to travel to Kansas and write about the crime. He was accompanied by his childhood friend and fellow author Harper Lee, and together they interviewed local residents and investigators assigned to the case and took thousands of pages of notes. The killers, Richard and Perry Smith were arrested some six weeks after the murders, and Capote ultimately spent six years working on the book. The
Book became the greatest crime seller at the time and is almost universally acknowledged as one of the best books of its type ever written.
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