Definition of To Kill a Mockingbird from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


To Kill a Mockingbird

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the only novel (1960) by the US writer Harper Lee. It won the Pulitzer Prize and is thought by many people to be the best US novel of the 20th century. The story is about Scout Finch, a young girl in Alabama who learns about prejudice when her father, a lawyer, defends an African American in a court case. Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his performance in the film version (1962).