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There was likely no one more surprised than Margaret Mitchell (1900 – 1949) herself when her novel Gone With The Wind. It was an immediate smash hit upon its June, 1936 publication, and went on to be published in over forty countries, not to mention the faithful 1939 film. Here we’ll explore quotes from Gone With the Wind as well as other gems from the pen of Margaret Mitchell.
Margaret may have herself been partially the model for Scarlett O’Hara, one of the most complex and charismatic of literary heroines.
For nine agonizing years, Margaret worked and reworked the massive story, sometimes typing, sometimes scribbling by hand. The manuscript piled up here and there, on desks, in drawers, on closet shelves. She showed friends bits and pieces, but never the entire work. Perhaps no one was as amazed by its phenomenal success as its author. Read More→