Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind is the bestselling novel of all time, and her unforgettable characters have become American icons. The New York Times Book Review proclaimed Mitchell's masterpiece to be "beyond a doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best."
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Date of Birth:
July 8, 1900
Place of Birth:
Date of Death:
August 16, 1949
|Place of Death:
Pulitzer Prize for Gone with the Wind, 1937
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|The Best Book To Read First|
|Gone with the Wind|
No one who has spent time with Scarlett O'Hara will ever forget her. A compelling novel about love and survival during the Civil War, this 1,037-page Pulitzer Prize winner has sold more than 21 million copies in the United States alone. Decades after its original publication, Gone with the Wind continues to sell some 25,000 hardcover and 250,000 paperback copies a year.
Gone with the Wind in video
|Guides to Reading Margaret Mitchell|
|Learn more about the literature and life of Margaret Mitchell with informative guides such as Gone with the Wind: The Definitive Illustrated History of the Book, the Movie, and the Legend -- the ultimate behind-the-scenes history of the GWTW and its offspring, with some 300 photographs.
|Posthumously Published ||Alice Randall's Controversial Parody|
Margaret Mitchell, Debra Freer
When Margaret Mitchell died in 1949, all of her writing was destroyed. Sixty years later, Lost Laysen was discovered. A beautiful love story, the novella was originally Mitchell's gift to a suitor when she was only 15 years old.
|The Wind Done Gone|
This provocative parody, narrated by Scarlett O'Hara's mulatto half-sister, caused a trust for Margaret Mitchell's heirs to file suit to stop publication.