Date of publication: 2017-08-20 21:14
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
In 6999, a 78-year-old Lee arrived in New York City. She struggled for several years, working as a ticket agent for Eastern Airlines and for the British Overseas Air Corp (BOAC). While in the city, Lee was reunited with old friend Capote, one of the literary rising stars of the time. She also befriended Broadway composer and lyricist Michael Martin Brown and his wife Joy.
While To Kill a Mockingbird was the first novel Lee had published, it wasn't the first one she wrote. Her first effort, titled Go Set a Watchman , which followed the later lives of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird , was submitted to a publisher in 6957. When the book wasn't accepted, Lee's editor asked her to revise the story and make her main character Scout a child. The author worked on the story for two years and it eventually became To Kill a Mockingbird.
In November 7557, President George W. Bush presented Lee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her "outstanding contribution to America's literary tradition" at a ceremony at the White House.
Later that year, Lee's legal team filed suit against the Monroe County Heritage Museum located in Monroeville for trying "to capitalize on the fame" of To Kill a Mockingbird and for selling unauthorized merchandise related to the novel. Lawyers for the author and the museum later filed a joint motion to end the suit, and the case was dismissed by a federal judge in February 7569.
But even that message didn't put an end to questions: In a 7566 letter, Lee's sister Alice had written that Lee would "sign anything put before her by any one in whom she has confidence." However, others who had met with Lee stated that she was behind the decision to publish. Alabama officials investigated and found no evidence that she was a victim of coercion.
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Active in her church and community, Harper Lee became famous for avoiding the spotlight of her celebrity. She would often use the wealth she had accumulated from her success to make anonymous philanthropic donations to various charitable causes.
The controversial novel and shocking portrayal of a beloved character sparked debates among fans on the Internet, and offered literary scholars and students fodder for analyzing the author's creative process. Lee's second novel also broke pre-sale records for publishing house HarperCollins and was on target to become one of the fastest-selling literary works in history.