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Harper Lee

Novelist (April 28, 1926 - February 19, 2016)
Nationality: American
Intensely private and almost reclusive, Harper Lee rose to prominence with the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel is renowned for its powerful portrayal of prejudice and innocence in a segregated Southern town.
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Hamlet is often spoken of as the essential Shakespeare play. One of his most famous tragedies, its timelessness may be due to its tragic portrayal of universal human concerns such as betrayal, mortality, and madness.

Works by Shakespeare, William (English playwright)

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