"To Kill a Mockingbird" contains 31 chapters. The author of the book, Harper Lee, wrote the book in New York City in the mid 1950s, and J.B. Lippincott first published the book in 1960.
The setting of the book is the years from 1933 to 1935 in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama. The novel is a coming-of-age story told in a first-person narration by the character Scout Finch. Throughout the novel's 31 chapters, Scout uses a retrospective approach to recount the events that make up the story, which took place several years before, exploring themes such as morality, courtroom justice and childhood innocence.