To Kill a Mockingbird is a critically acclaimed novel written by Harper Lee. It was published by J.B. Lippincott & Co. on 11th July, 1960, to instant acclaim and success. It later spawned a 1962 film adaptation.
Many surveys - readers' polls in particular - have proven that To Kill a Mockingbird is regarded by many as a masterpiece of 20th-century literature. However, the acclaim is not unanimous.
Despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racism, the novel is renowned for its warmth and humor.