Pulitzer-Prize-winning author, Nelle Harper Lee (pen named Harper Lee)is an American writer famous for her novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The 1961 Pulitzer marked the pinnacle of her success with a storyline that explored issues of racism, particularly in the southern states of America. Lee's contributions to both literature and an awareness of unjust treatment and racism also earned her a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
To Kill a Mockingbird's auction success is impressive, with first editions sold for upwards of $22,705.00 through Heritage Auctions. Abebooks.com values a good condition, first edition copy of this book anywhere from $10,000 to over $25,000.
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia (1960). 5000 copies printed.
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. Southern Classics Library, Birmingham (1982). Endpapers marbled in teal and white. 22-karat gold spine decoration
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Collins Publishers, New York (1999). Fortieth Anniversary Edition with a New Foreword by the Author