Margaret Mitchell and John Marsh: The Love Story Behind Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell and John Marsh: The Love Story Behind Gone with the Wind

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by Marianne Walker
     
 

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In telling the private story of the remarkable 24-year marriage of Mitchell and Marsh, Walker has used hundreds of the couple's previously unpublished letters and has conducted interviews with many relatives, friends, and co-workers of the couple. 60 photos.

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In telling the private story of the remarkable 24-year marriage of Mitchell and Marsh, Walker has used hundreds of the couple's previously unpublished letters and has conducted interviews with many relatives, friends, and co-workers of the couple. 60 photos.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949), author of Gone With the Wind , jilted her kind, protective suitor, John Marsh, and instead married Red Upshaw, an unstable bootlegger who physically abused her. Even after she divorced Upshaw, Mitchell, according to Walker, was a confused romantic who in many ways resembled her heroine, Scarlett O'Hara. A ``classic demanding-dependent personality,'' Mitchell found more than a supportive fatherly mate in public relations executive Marsh, whom she finally married in 1925. Walker, a professor of English and philosophy at the University of Kentucky-Henderson Community College, reveals that Marsh played a vital role in the creation of Mitchell's classic Civil War saga. He offered key ideas and advice, continuously edited the manuscript as his wife wrote it, and helped with the revision. Walker quotes liberally from the couple's letters and also draws on interviews, family papers and archival research to tell a moving love story of a symbiotic union that lasted 24 years. A remarkable piece of detective work. Photos. 25,000 first printing; author tour. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561456178
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
08/15/2011
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
621,622
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

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Margaret Mitchell and John Marsh: The Love Story Behind Gone with the Wind 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
eheinlen More than 1 year ago
This was just a great book! It's long, but it's worth it. The book tells the story of the love between Margaret Mitchell (who wrote Gone with the Wind) and John Marsh. It's well-written and easy-to-read. It is also very well-researched and provides and excellent narrative of their lives together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago