Equally intriguing is the story behind the story -- the real-life romance that inspired Mitchell: how she gave the original manuscript as a gift to her beau. Henry Love Angel, and how the manuscript, along with Mitchell's intimate letters and treasured photographs, were lovingly safeguarded only to be discovered decades later in a shoebox!
Lost Laysen is pure magic, a gift for us to cherish from America's most beloved storyteller.
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This is a publication by the Mitchell heirs and library of materials found by the grandson of Margaret Mitchell¿s childhood friend (who adored her all his life). He kept mementoes, including cards, letters, and photos, and a short story she wrote as a teenager. The story was cute, with a strong leading lady, two men in love with her (shades of [Gone With the Wind]?!), pirate, treasure, and a happy ending. I was far more intrigued with the story of the younger Margaret, her correspondence, and the photographs¿and the abandonment of a true love. All of it creates a far better picture of a young Southern white woman of her era, and gives her more depth than we have been allowed to see through the all the history of GWTW.
This book is one for Gone With the Wind fans (either the book and/or the movie). "Lost Laysen" is a novella written by Margaret Mitchell when she was 16, given to a friend who was also a suitor, and left undiscovered until fairly recently. It's not great literature but what makes it interesting is there are a couple paralells between it and GWTW.This book also includes photographs of Mitchell and friends, letters, and an introduction explaining the discovery of "Lost Laysen".