(1960) a novel by the US writer Harper Lee, which was later made into a film. The story is set in the southern US state of Alabama and is about a white lawyer, Atticus Finch, who defends a black man who has been charged with the rape of a white woman. The story deals with racial prejudice, and especially with the effect it has on children.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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