Gone with the wind writer

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gone with the wind writer

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchells monumental epic of the South won a Pulitzer Prize, gave rise to the most popular motion picture of our time, and inspired a sequel that became the fastest selling novel of the century. It is one of the most popular books ever written: more than 28 million copies of the book have been sold in more than 37 countries. Today, more than 60 years after its initial publication, its achievements are unparalleled, and it remains the most revered American saga and the most beloved work by an American writer...
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Gone With The Wind - Soundtrack Suite (Max Steiner)

Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell November 8, — August 16, [2] was an American novelist, and journalist. In more recent years, a collection of Mitchell's girlhood writings and a novella she wrote as a teenager, Lost Laysen , have been published. A collection of articles written by Mitchell for The Atlanta Journal was republished in book form. Margaret Mitchell was a Southerner and a lifelong resident and native of Atlanta , Georgia. She was born in into a wealthy and politically prominent family. She had two brothers, Russell Stephens Mitchell, who died in infancy in , and Alexander Stephens Mitchell, born in

Gone with the Wind is a American epic historical romance film adapted from the novel by Margaret Mitchell. The film was produced by David O. Set in the American South against the backdrop of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction era , the film tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara , the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner. It follows her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes , who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton , and her subsequent marriage to Rhett Butler. Production was difficult from the start. Filming was delayed for two years because of Selznick's determination to secure Gable for the role of Rhett Butler, and the "search for Scarlett" led to 1, women being interviewed for the part. The original screenplay was written by Sidney Howard and underwent many revisions by several writers in an attempt to get it down to a suitable length.

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On their way to see the film Canterbury Tales at the Peachtree Arts Theatre, they started across the road. They were half way over when a car was suddenly upon them from their right, driven too fast by an off-duty taximan who had had too much to drink.

Margaret Mitchell November 8, — August 16, is best known as the author of Gone With The Wind , one of the best-selling novels in American literature. It was published in over 40 countries and adapted into the famed movie of the same name. Her father Eugene M. Mitchell, was an attorney and an authority on Georgia history. Her mother was Maybelle Stephens Mitchell, and she had one brother, Stephens Mitchell, who became an attorney and history buff like his father. Margaret, or Peggy, as she was called by those close to her, attended the Atlanta public schools, then attended Smith College in Massachusetts.

Gone with the Wind is a novel by American writer Margaret Mitchell , first published in It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner, who must use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty following Sherman's destructive " March to the Sea ". This historical novel features a Bildungsroman or coming-of-age story, with the title taken from a poem written by Ernest Dowson. Gone with the Wind was popular with American readers from the outset and was the top American fiction bestseller in and As of , a Harris poll found it to be the second favorite book of American readers, just behind the Bible.


  1. Faye L. says:

    Here, she draws us into the lives and experiences of myriad colorful characters during and after the Civil War.

  2. Rebecca R. says:

    I first read Gone with the Wind when I was ten years of age.

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